What is Covid Rapid Test ?
One type of rapid diagnostic test (RDT) detects the presence of viral proteins (antigens) expressed by the COVID-19 virus in a sample from the respiratory tract of a person. If the target antigen is present in sufficient concentrations in the sample, it will bind to specific antibodies fixed to a paper strip enclosed in a plastic casing and generate a visually detectable signal, typically within 30 minutes. The antigen(s) detected are expressed only when the virus is actively replicating; therefore, such tests are best used to identify acute or early infection.
When you should go for Covid Test ?
You should be tested immediately if you show any symptoms of COVID-19. If you do not develop symptoms, it is recommended that you get tested no sooner than seven (7) days after first contact with the person who has COVID-19 (this is usually about seven (7) days into the quarantine period
Who is at more risk of covid?
The COVID-19 virus infects people of all ages. However, evidence to date suggests that people are at a higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 disease. These are older people and those with underlying medical conditions and also those who are smokers and street food users. WHO emphasizes that all must protect themselves from COVID-19 in order to protect others.
What are Symtoms of covid virus ?
The person may be A-symptomatic whos syspmtoms doesnt show up physically or doesnt appear this is more dangerous since he becomes a carrier without knowing and will spread covid to all their family and friends. second one is symtomatic who appears with medical conditions such as cough cold fever body pains giddyness etc.
What are the other types of covid tests ?
Commonly used and suggested covid19 tests from health experts and medical institutions are Rapid Test which is fast and reliable next comes Elisa covid Test which requires elisa readers and can be performed only in a clinical setup next comes Covid PCR test which is expensive and painful for the patient and requires much more time and equipment to perform the test
Where I can get tested on Covid19 ?
Indian Govt has created testing centers and also have given many laboratories to perform covid19 test, if you dont have much time to go to these centers you can buy a Covid19 Rapid test from microsidd.com and test yourself