COVID-19 & TESTING


INTRO TO COVID-19 CORONOVIRUS

What is COVID-19? The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which was first seen in Wuhan in 2019, is the causative agent of COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 is a coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV, which is the virus that causes SARS. COVID-19 manifests by high fever, fatigue, shortness of breath and dry cough in infected patients.

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COVID-19 - DETECTION & TREATMENTS

At present, there is no therapeutics or vaccines to treat Covid-19. We can only detect and mitigate via quarantine procedures. The health specialists the the WHO have recommended everyone wears a mask to protect yourself and others, wash your hands regularly and thoroughly and social distance. If you can stay at home for non-essential movement. In terms of detection, the polymerise chain reaction (PCR) and antibody testing are the dominant ways that global healthcare systems are testing citizens for Covid-19. Both techniques have their caveats, and as the crisis unfolds researchers are looking into alternative ways to screen for the deadly disease.

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COVID-19 DETECTION PRODUCTS

Our SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Multiplex qPCR Detection Kit is an in vitro diagnostic test, based on real-time PCR (qPCR) technology, for the qualitative detection of the RNA from SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in upper respiratory tract (e.g. nasopharyngeal fluids, nasal swab) and lower respiratory specimen (e.g. bronchoalveolar lavage, tracheal aspirate) for Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as established by WHO (WHO, 2020) and the US CDC (CDC, 2020) (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath, travel history to infected countries).

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