While the number of cases are rising every day, more than 120 affected countries are doing everything in their capacity to contain the pandemic.
If you have a cold, cough or fever but, don't have a history of travel to countries that are high-risk at the moment or have not come in contact with travellers, there are high chances that you will not be tested immediately for coronavirus.
In times like these, it is important to follow guidelines provided by the WHO and, not panic because there are limited number of test kits available right now.
But, if you think you have the virus but, are still unsure of whether you should get yourself tested or not, here's what you need to know about the test.
1. When should you take the test?
It is recommended that only those with symptoms of infection or those who have traveled abroad, where the infection rates are high, should take the test.
2. What is the name of the test that detects coronavirus?
For the time being, there are no readily available test kits in the market. However, this virus can be detected with a series of tests conducted in a hospital.
3. Which labs can conduct the coronavirus tests?
4. Is there any cure for coronavirus or COVID-19?
Now, let's move on to the part where we tell you how coronavirus is tested?
The lab will take one of the following samples from you:
Wondering, how the test is conducted?
The run time for each test is around 2 hours but, because extreme precaution is needed during transportation, preparation etc, it takes 8-9 hours to conduct both tests.