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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 24-30

Laboratory testing in human coronaviruses

Department of Medicine, MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, Bihar, India

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Dr. Ashis Kumar Saha
MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_57_20

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After 2002–2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) epidemic, 2012–2013 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus epidemic, ultimately COVID-19 pandemic started in December 2019 and still is going on steadily affecting millions and millions of people taking the precious life of more than one and half millions of people throughout the world, the highest affected country being the United States followed by Italy, France, and so on. Remembering the methods of spreading of infection by droplets and aerosol, high infectivity of this organism, at the same time near absence of biosafety in highly populated areas in the world and the presence of large number of asymptomatic or very minimally symptomatic patients various methods of detection approved by the Food and Drug Administration or different national health organizations, such as rapid antigen test and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction methods, should be started for detection of an infected person for treatment.

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