DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20203418

COVID-19 outbreak containment poises on the sensitivity and specificity of the quick COVID-19 tests

Jayadevan Sreedharan, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Satish Chandrasekhar Nair

Abstract


In the event of a pandemic such as COVID-19, past knowledge indicates that primordial prevention and primary prevention are imperative. Social distancing, respiratory etiquette, masking, and handwashing has proven to mitigate COVID-19 risk factors. Rampant population testing for COVID-19 will complement the prevention and is therefore at increased demand to identify and isolate those that may be asymptomatic and others that have recovered. Serology tests or the quick COVID-19 tests can help to identify exposure to a pathogen and the subsequent immune response.

Keywords


Covid19, Rapid testing, Specificity, Sensitivity

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