Giant commercial labs have jumped into the effort, drive-up testing sites have been established in some places
This is a first step. Swabs are taken from a person's nose and throat.
These are taken to Bio safety level 2. Here, samples are barcoded and tagged with requisite data.
The sample is then taken to the extraction room where lab technicians use kits to extract the actual RNA samples.
The extracted RNA samples are run into a device called RT-PCR machine. It determines in real time the signature of the RNA.
The signatures are represented as graphs which are then matched with the signatures of the Sars-Cov-2
Once confirmed, the results are reported further.