About the course

COVID-19 Detection using real-time PCR

Overview of the course

This training module is designed to assist Government of Bangladesh by providing training, diagnostic assistance, and specialized biosafety necessary to build laboratory capacity for testing COVID-19. The laboratory subject matter experts will offer an online laboratory bench training in the use of the real-time PCR instrument for SARS-CoV-2 detection. This is a technology for COVID-19 case detection in clinical specimens.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand Biosafety and real-time PCR instrument and software for SARS-CoV-2 detection
  • Conduct real-time PCR testing procedure and instrument operation
  • Analyze and Interpret real-time PCR Data
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the Biological Waste Disposal
  • Troubleshoot laboratory issues related to COVID-19 testing


Whom is this course for?

This course is designed for the bench laboratorian, microbiologist, virologist, or molecular biologist tasked with conducting COVID-19 diagnostic testing. National laboratories or partner laboratories are eligible.

Registration Process

Candidates for the course should confer with their local testing Center Director and Laboratory Director to indicate their interest in this course. Participants must be working in the lab with COVID-19 testing. Selected participants will be contacted by DGHS/IEDCR to initiate training arrangements.