Early Detection of Covid-19 in Pakistan Prior to Surfacing of Major Symptoms

Having tools for a quick diagnosis of cases is essential to: identify, isolate and treat affected patients and thus contribute to mitigating the spread of the disease.

Currently, there are 2 different types of diagnostic tests that provide information on the different phases that a patient infected by SARS-CoV2 may encounter:

Test that detects the presence of virus in the patient, called Direct tests.

Test that shows that a patient has been infected through antibodies that he has created against the virus, called Indirect tests. Due to rapid change in sequence of viruses there is need to:

The Challenge: Formulate more efficient detection and early diagnosis techniques to minimize the consequences and death rates.