From RT-PCR to rapid antibody kits to sewage surveillance — It is easy to become confused by the variety of different tests currently available for COVID-19. In this article, Somdatta explains the different ways in which each of these tests work, the pros and cons of each method, and the nuances involved in interpreting the results obtained from each of these tests.
इंडियन इन्स्टिट्यूट ऑफ सायन्स, बंगळुरू येथील डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ केमिकल इंजिनिअरींग मधील सहाध्यायी प्राध्यापक राहूल रॉय यांनी प्रतिद्रव्य चाचण्यांचे कार्य कसे घडते आणि कोविड-19 महामारीच्या संदर्भात या चाचण्या का उपयुक्त आहेत, यासंबंधी पुढे चर्चा केलेली आहे.
In this Q&A, Rahul Roy, Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, IISc, discusses how antibody tests work and what they are useful for in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic