冠状肺炎病毒检测原理及居家快速检测
How does coronavirus testing work and will we have a home test soon?
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2020-10-14 15:15
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A swab test is the best way to identify coronavirus infections

拭子取样检测是发现冠状病毒感染最佳方法

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罗伯托·菲尔(Roberto Pfeil)

Because the symptoms of covid-19 are similar to those of other diseases, testing is the only way to know for sure if someone is infected with the coronavirus. Mass testing is therefore crucial to halting its spread. In the UK, a home test will apparently go on sale very soon.

 covid(新冠肺炎)-症状与多种疾病症状相似,测试是区分与其他疾病差异并确定是否真正感染冠状病毒唯一方法。大规模检测对阻断大规模传播至关重要。英国家庭检测试剂即将上市

How do you test for coronavirus infections?

如何检测冠状病毒感染?

At present, most tests are based on looking for genetic sequences specific to the covid-19 coronavirus. If these sequences are found in a sample, it must contain the virus.

目前,大多数检测方法都基于寻找covid-冠状病毒基因序列。拭子检测若发现取样拭子有这些基因序列,则说明有病毒感染。

What does testing involve?

用什么办法检测?

Getting a sample to test involves pushing a swab – which resembles an extra-long cotton bud – deep inside the nose or to the back of the throat. The swab is then sent off to a lab.

采集试样样本:用棉签(如超长棉签)放入鼻子深处或喉咙后部取样,然后将棉签送到实验室化验。

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