CURRENT RECOMMENDED DIAGNOSTIC MODALITY FOR COVID 19

CURRENT RECOMMENDED DIAGNOSTIC MODALITY FOR COVID 19 PCR TEST. • SARS-CoV-2 RNA is detected by polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) (25) • Results are generally available within a few hours to 2 days • A single positive test should be confirmed by a second RT-PCR assay targeting a different SARS-CoV-2 gene • If initial testing is negative but the suspicion for COVID-19 remains, the WHO recom mends re-sampling and testing from multiple respiratory tract sites • For safety reasons, specimens from a patient with suspected or documented COVID-19 should not be submitted for viral culture. • Samples should also be tested for other viral/bacterial pathogens. COVID 19- RAPID TESTSCOVID-19 Rapid Test qualitatively detects IgG and IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in human whole blood, serum and plasma samples. This test applies lateral flow immuno-chromatog-raphy and is a tool to assist in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections. The IgM-IgG combined assay has better utility and sensitivity compared with a single IgM or IgG test. It can be used for the rapid screening of SARS-CoV-2 carriers, symptomatic or asymptomatic, in hospitals, clinics, and test laboratories.

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Can private labs do rapid tests without prior permission from GOVT OF INDIA?
Are rapid kits approved by.. FDA WHO GOI....??
Agreed Sir.

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