COVID-19 Testing Overview

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection. A) Test for Current Infection (Viral Test) 1, Rapid Antigen Detection Test for COVID-19 There is urgent need of a reliable point-of-care rapid antigen detection test with good sensitivity and specificity for early detection of the disease. Advantages It reduces the burden of relying on just RT-PCR tests to identify COVID-19 patients. “Antigen testing is useful because even if it’s…