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The polymerase chain reaction process forms the basis for the tests currently being used to assess SARS CoV 2 infection among the masses. Polymerase Chain Reaction The PCR is used to create multiple copies of a DNA. It uses the enzyme polymerase to create the copies exponentially using a chain reaction process. The PCR technique ..

WHO to launch 120 million Rapid Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19

On September 29, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it will launch 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 joining hands with its partners. This will help lower- and middle-income countries to fill in the testing gap with richer countries. Highlights The WHO launched rapid diagnostic tests will be antigen based. The price of ..

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Coronavirus Detection

The number of COVID-19 cases has been increasing across the world. Countries are racing to test larger portions of its population. Steps Involved in Testing There are 5 steps involved in testing a sample for the virus: Collection: the sample is collected from the throat and nasal cavity. It is stored in a medium composed ..

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