How China tests for COVID-19

Channel NewsAsia | Feb 15, 2020 at 4:14 AM
  • A sudden surge in the number of novel coronavirus cases in China has put a spotlight on the ways patients are tested for the illness, from lung imaging to uncomfortable lab tests that are not always accurate.
  • Besides nucleic acid tests, another method to confirm cases uses genetic sequencing.
  • Apart from lab-based tests like RT-PCR kits, Hubei health officials are also using lung imaging to “clinically diagnose” patients.