Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by hassan abbas
Throughout the pandemic we dealt with numerous covid tests and tiring symptoms to finally overcome this deadly virus. From PCR to RT PCR test to rapid antigen tests we knew there will always be one most trusted lab test. But which one? Learn now!
What is an RT-PCR test?
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction is a lab test that converts the RNA from the collected specimen to the complex DNA – cDNA to make it stable for the amplification procedure.
Symptoms of Covid-19
- Chest Congestion
- Body Aches
- Loss of Appetite
- No sense of smell & taste
If you find yourself suffering from these covid symptoms, make sure to get yourself tested right away.
Procedure of a PCR Test
The Polymerase Chain Reaction test is one of the most trusted covid tests that provide the highest accuracy rate in a covid test. Moreover, this test is trusted for examining more serious diseases like cancer and HIV due to it being highly sensitive and delivering accurate results 95 percent of the time.
Once the sample is drawn, the double stranded structure of DNA is broken down into two single stranded structures by heat procedure. Then, once cooled down, primers are attached to it and then again, it’s heated so Taq polymerase enzyme can attach DNA bases to it.
Next, the amplification procedure starts where this single DNA segment is replicated to at least 30-40 times for generating an accurate cycle threshold value. The higher the disease the lower the Ct value, the lower the disease the higher the Ct value.
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What are rapid covid tests?
Rapid antigen tests – RATs are the most efficient and cheap way to get yourself tested. Before testing, make sure to read the instructions carefully and follow them strictly because RATs have a higher rate of false positive results.
Every pharmaceutical company has made their rapid antigen kits while following different strategies. Therefore, ensure to use every component of the kit correctly and to cross check the results, make sure to get yourself tested with a PCR test.
Procedure of RT PCR Test Result
This type of covid test starts with drawing the sample from the patient’s mouth, nose, or directly from his muscle tissue. Then the RNA in this specimen is first converted into a cDNA. cDNA consists of two single stranded structures unlike RNA, that’s a single stranded structure.
Once the cDNA is created, then the traditional polymerase chain reaction continues to run amplifications and generate the Ct value.
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