What is a RT-PCR Nasal Swab Test?
RT-PCR is a method of testing to detect presence of virus using well-established recombinant RNA technology. Taking a sample from nasal or oral passage is one of the ways to do this.
On March 17, 2020, there are close to 200,000 cases and 8,000 deaths reported from 162 countries due to COVID19. The disease devastated China causing over 80,000 cases and 3,226 deaths before slowing down, in the past 24 hours China reported just 21 new ca
The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to affect much of the world. Knowledge of diagnostic tests for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is still evolving, and a clear understanding of the nature of the test
We report acute antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in 285 patients with COVID-19. Within 19 days after symptom onset, 100% of patients tested positive for antiviral immunoglobulin-G (IgG). Seroconversion for IgG and IgM occurred simultaneously or se