Health launches a rapid examination service for corona virus
Health launches a rapid examination service for corona virus

Specialist Batoul Al-Alawi, head of laboratories at Primary Health Care at the Ministry of Health, revealed the launch of a rapid examination service for Corona virus "Covid 19", by starting with 20,000 tests.

Specialist Batoul Al-Alawi, Head of Laboratories at Primary Health Care at the Ministry of Health, revealed the launch of a rapid examination service for the Coronavirus «Covid-19», by starting with 20,000 tests, as the pilot period for rapid testing to examine the Corona virus was launched, by applying these checks to teachers, students in schools and medical staff In the first grades and people who show symptoms.

This pioneering step comes with the launch of this service through which it is possible to detect infection with the Coronavirus through a nasal swab with an accurate diagnosis of the patient's condition within 15 minutes without the need for a specialized laboratory, in conjunction with the initiatives taken by the national medical team to address the Corona virus in order to continue developing the techniques used to examine Coronavirus (Covid 19) and facilitating examination methods, in line with global developments in this field, with the assurance that the test results are similar to the results of the tests currently approved in laboratories for examining PCR.

The head of laboratories in primary health care at the Ministry of Health indicated that this test does not replace a PCR examination if the result is positive.

It is noteworthy that the examination device was used experimentally by examining more than 2,700 patients "out of 4,200", who were to be examined at the examination center at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center, and nearly 800 health workers in the first rows in the examination, isolation and treatment centers were examined, and the detection was distinguished. It is quick, easy to use, and practically and economically in terms of the time it takes for the therapeutic examination of nasal swabs by means of PCR examination, and it can also be used in campaigns to examine the virus for a large number in a short period of time.

, As the trial period for the rapid test to screen for the Corona virus was launched, by applying these checks to teachers, students in schools, medical staff in the first grades, and people who show symptoms.