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: