Nucleic acid tests work by identifying the genetic code of the virus and verifying the body’s immune response may be more effective in detecting the infection, especially in the early stages, although the latter is easier to manage.
According to the state-run Health Times, the mass test identified 198 asymptomatic cases – those that carried the virus but showed no symptoms.
The speed and scope of Uhan’s experimental campaign as a “10-day war” by local authorities seems to have equaled or accepted the test capabilities of many countries, including the United States.
According to CCTV, only on Friday Uhan 1. 1.47 million tested.
According to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the epidemic has tested a total of 14,131,277 coronaviruses since the outbreak began. However, this number also includes antibody tests tested in several states, which are not used to detect current infections but to indicate whether anyone has been exposed to the virus in the past.
In Uhan, sample booths were set up in and around the city, with people in their face masks rushing to take their swabs. Authorities on Saturday set up 231 additional testing booths for those who failed the previous test, according to the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party of Wuhan, Changjiang Daily.
According to the Changjiang Daily, health workers also went from house to house to take samples of some elderly and disabled citizens.
According to the Chinese newsletter Kaisin, in order to test quickly and extensively, Wuhan’s health authorities combined a few samples taken from multiple people and tested them in a tube – a method known as “pool testing”.
Coxin’s report said that if a tube of pold specimens was tested positive, additional tests would be performed on each individual sample to find a positive specimen, the Coxin report said. It was not clear from the report what percentage of the samples were taken for testing.
Wuhan reached out to the Health Commission to comment on the CNN-sampled procedure, but has not heard from him.