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How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:12am On May 23
NCDC: 12 Things To Know About How Covid-19 Tests Are Carried Out.

1. You don't have to pay a dime to get tested.

https://mobile.twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1263399196297658368

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:14am On May 23
2. Covid 19 is identified using the PCR method by the NCDC. This is the only effective way to determine the presence of the virus in the human body.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:16am On May 23
3. An NCDC trained health worker uses a swab inserted through the nose and throat to collect samples to be tested for covid 19.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:17am On May 23
4. Once tested, the official TAT for your covid 19test results to be out is within 48-96hours.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:19am On May 23
5. Once tested, an official from the state ministry of health will contact you. Do well to provide an active phone number.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:21am On May 23
6. When your samples are taken, it is transported to a lab within the NCDC framework for testing.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:23am On May 23
7. The method for covid 19 testing in Nigeria is called Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) which is the only approved means of testing in Nigeria.

Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:25am On May 23
8. The purpose of the RT-PCR covid test is to determine if a person has the covid 19 virus or not.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:26am On May 23
9. Once tested, You should always sanitize and isolate while waiting for your covid 19 test result.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:28am On May 23
10. If you are sure you have the covid 19 symptoms, or you have a travel history, please call your state NCDC approved hotlines to be tested.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:30am On May 23
11. Nigeria is not using rapid test kits because these can produce false positive or false negative results. The only approved test method is the RT-PCR testing method which accurately detects the presence of Covid 19.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:31am On May 23
12. The RT-PCR testing method so far is the only reliable method for determining the covid virus

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:33am On May 23
Thank you for reading, do have a blessed day.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by Victorblaze14(m): 7:36am On May 23
scam, I have visited these places,I reserve my comment,I hereby call on our journalist to go there and conduct underground investigative journalism

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by dingbang(m): 7:52am On May 23
Victorblaze14:
scam, I have visited these places,I reserve my comment,I hereby call on our journalist to go there and conduct underground investigative journalism
maybe maybe, you just need to be seized and injected with the virus, so that you will be sure 100percent if covid 19 is a scam or not

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by truefood45(m): 8:09am On May 23
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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by mignone(f): 8:52am On May 23
I learnt that the tests carried out on people is one that detects 'any' viral infection in d body. Thus, there'll be need to to further detect which virus exactly and dt this is why there're many so-called COVID19 asymptomatic ppl being admitted/isolated.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by Seun(m): 7:03pm On May 23
Thanks for this thread, dingbang. Can we have a video showing the entire process?

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by TallPck1(m): 7:06pm On May 23
No one would wake up one day and voluntarily wants to get tested for Corona virus.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by reliavendel: 7:07pm On May 23
One of the things they are doing wrong is making people self isolate for days while awaiting their test result. The most important measure to curbing a pandemic is immediate quarantine of people suspected of having the virus.

Then again Covid19 is not as serious in Nigeria as the media made it out to be. So acts like letting people suspected of having the virus roam free as they await their result can fly.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by DriggityDre: 7:07pm On May 23
mignone:
I learnt that the tests carried out on people is one that detects 'any' viral infection in d body. Thus, there'll be need to to further detect which virus exactly and dt this is why there're many so-called COVID19 asymptomatic ppl being admitted/isolated.
First of, the only way to identify 2019-nCoV properly is by studying its viral genome sequence.

To verify that an illness is the new coronavirus, scientists must first gather viral samples from a person by taking swabs of saliva or mucus from their nose and mouth.
The mucus then gets shipped off (typically on ice packs) to a lab for testing.

Tests are being done, with a "reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction" test, or RT-PCR, which can convert RNA into DNA and amplify genetic sequences, making them easier to study and compare.

Now tests can be dispatched to determine whether someone has the new coronavirus, in a kind of genetic-sequence matching game.

Just like any other test, results could still be prone to manipulation.
So, it doesn't debunk the theory that there might be false cases in Nigeria.

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Re: How COVID-19 Tests Are Carried Out: 12 Things To Know - NCDC by Ubykcee(m): 7:07pm On May 23
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