Swarupa Chakole

Department of Community Medicine Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra, India


  • Research Article   
    Testing for SARS-COV-2: Molecular and Serological Diagnosis
    Author(s): Pranjali Jain* and Swarupa Chakole

    The coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemics and accompanying illness (COVID-19) have reached global proportions, putting additional strain on healthcare systems to contain and manage COVID-19. To curb the spread of virus, improvements in diagnosis is needed along with mass screening of a large proportion of population. Search for viral RNA in upper and lower respiratory airways using RT-PCR methods are on-going which will be used to make a molecular diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection and illness. Serological testing for viral antibodies could aid healthcare personnel in supporting COVID-19 diagnosis and follow-up, as well as population screening. First step is to collect the specimen as early as patient come. Site of collection of swabs should be anatomically appropriate for accurate result of test. Main diagnostic test is molecular test that is RTPCR in initial stage whereas supportive test.. Read More»

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