The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel coronavirus strain, known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), emerged in 2019 and in March 11th, 2020 - The WHO declares the novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. Since that date, hundreds of molecular tests and immunoassays were rapidly developed, even though many others still await clinical validation and approval.
At this time of the pandemic, there is a need for global solidarity towards test access for the rapid detection of patients. This webinar summarizes the role of different diagnostic tests during the current global wave of COVID-19.
- To review the available molecular and serological tests used in the management of COVID-19.
- To share a summary of the UAE testing guidelines and recommendations.
- To emphasize the role of a fast and accurate antigen test as a solution in battling the spread of COVID-19 when it can be used in different settings as a diagnostic, screening and surveillance tool.