UAE: New rapid Covid tests approved; results in as little as 20 minutes
The new tests are faster, thereby enabling physicians to make rapid decisions regarding medical treatment.
The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi has approved three new Covid-19 diagnostic tests to be used in emergency departments and urgent care centres in Abu Dhabi.
The new tests — based on the latest global scientific developments — are faster, thereby enabling physicians to make rapid decisions regarding medical treatment.
.@DoHSocial has approved 3 new Covid-19 diagnostic tests to be used in ER departments & urgent care centres in #AbuDhabi emirate. The new tests which are based on the latest global scientific developments, provide faster results & support physicians to provide better patient care pic.twitter.com/Mmq6hT0lIa— (@admediaoffice) January 24, 2021
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The new tests include:
> Antigen test: Nasal swab rapid viral detection test that provides results in 20 minutes
> RT-LAMP genetic test: Nasal swab test that provides results within one hour
> Saliva specimens: Can be used for Covid-19 diagnosis in children in healthcare settings if the ollection of a nasal swab is not possible
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