“Test, Test, Test,” said the DG of WHO (Director-General of the World Health Organization) at the beginning of the Pandemic outbreak.
There was and continues to be a very important reason for that –
- The virus is highly contagious so one person can infect many others
- Many patients are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic
In this situation, the only way to contain the spread of the disease is to diagnose patients early – before they infect others. The only way to do that is by aggressive testing, diagnosing, contact tracing, and then isolating the contacts.
In this video, I will focus on what are the two types of tests for Covid-19. I will also discuss what happens in case there is a ‘False Positive’ or ‘False Negative’ report.