Rapid Antigen tests begin in Telangana; watch test demonstration video - V6
Thu, Jul 09, 2020, 09:56 PM
The rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 has begun on a pilot basis on Wednesday. It has started on a large scale from Thursday in Telangana. The tests are being used to confirm coronavirus positive cases and to know the prevalence of the virus. The health department will collect the swab samples for the rapid antigen tests like RT-PCR tests.
Medchal DSO Ram Kumar said by conducting rapid antigen tests, the community spread will be less. He said within 30 minutes, the results can be assessed. By this patient found with symptoms can be immediately isolated and the treatment will begin after it. He has demonstrated how the test is going to be conducted.
Watch the video for more insight.