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The Stanford [University] Health Care Clinical Virology Laboratory has launched a diagnostic test developed for the virus that causes COVID-19. The test is being used for patients at Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health suspected of being infected with the respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2…It is expected to deliver results within 12-24 hours. As with all currently available tests, it’s not yet clear how long a person needs to be infected before testing positive, or whether someone who’s infected could be identified by the test before displaying symptoms. Clinical virologist Benjamin Pinsky, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology and of infectious…

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