Detection of Covid-19: Antigen Test Versus RT-PCR
Keywords:COVID-19, RT PCR, Respiratory Syndrome.
COVID-19 pandemic has since spread across the globe and is posing a major burden on society. The three important pillars in any country’s strategy to tackle the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are trace, test, and isolate. The article aims to evaluate and compare Antigen Test and RT-PCR in terms of accuracy, rapidity, feasibility and economy for diagnosis of COVID-19 disease. A total of 400 naso-pharyngeal swabs were analyzed for antigen test and antigen-negative cases were then subjected to SARS-CoV-2 Real Time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR).
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