COVID-19 tests have recently attracted the attention of the coronavirus pandemic Why testing for COVID-19 is so important Effective testing is essential to slow the spread of the virus by identifying those with the virus and providing treatment or isolation. Testing is also critical to learn more about how the virus spreads and how prevalent […]
What are PCR tests? PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is a fast and highly accurate way to diagnose certain infectious diseases and genetic changes. Tests example work by detecting the DNA or RNA of a pathogen (disease-causing organism) or abnormal cells in a sample in a lab. • DNA is genetic material that contains instructions and […]
Review Diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is done to find out if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The FDA has approved the following types of tests to diagnose COVID-19 infection: COVID-19 smear test (molecular / PCR) The COVID-19 test is used to diagnose the presence of […]
COVID-19 Testing Overview Types of tests Tests for COVID-19 are available to check for a current or previous infection. A virus test will show if you have a current infection. Two types of viral tests can be used: nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) and antigen test (rapid test) or an antibody test (also known as […]
Overview COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. WHO first became aware of this new virus on December 31, 2019, when a cluster of cases of “viral pneumonia” were reported in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China. More effective methods are being developed all the time to determine if we are infected […]
What is the difference between molecular diagnostic methods and serological studies? Molecular diagnostics”, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, detects the genetic material of the virus and thus allows you to determine whether a person is currently infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “Serologic testing” detects antibodies against the virus by measuring the amount of antibodies […]
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. WHO first became aware of this new virus on December 31, 2019, when a cluster of cases of “viral pneumonia” were reported in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China. What are the symptoms of covid -19 The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever; dry […]
Can masks help slow the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19? Yes. Face masks, when combined with other preventive measures such as vaccinations, PCR testing, frequent hand washing and physical distancing, can help slow the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends medical masks for healthcare professionals as well as […]
არსებობს ეფექტური მეთოდები იმის დასადგენად, ვართ თუ არა ინფიცირებულები COVID-19– ით. ზოგადად, PCR და ანტიგენის ტესტები ერთმანეთისგან გამოირჩევა. იცით რაშია განსხვავება? დღევანდელ პოსტში ჩვენ ამის შესახებ მოგიყვებით.
COVID -19– ის საწინააღმდეგო ვაქცინაცია არის პანდემიის დამარცხების ერთადერთი გზა.