How to test for the coronavirus?
The COVID-19 RT-PCR test is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens.
Serological tests are used to investigate for those antibodies and help diagnose immunodeficiency disorders. It also helps in detecting corona.
Sometimes antibodies are made against the body's own tissues. For this, serology tests are used to investigate for those antibodies and help diagnose certain immune system disorders such as autoimmune disorders and immunodeficiency disorders. Serology tests are also used to determine a person's blood or tissue type.
One can use COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self Test kit. This kit is an in vitro diagnostic test intended for qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen from human nasal samples. This test is authorised to be used by Individuals with symptoms for COVID-19 for Self-Testing at Home.
No, nasal or throat swab is taken to test for Covid 19. However, blood can be drawn if one wants to test for antibodies.