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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-8

Unveiling the novel coronavirus in the laboratory


1 Clinical Microbiologist, Department of Laboratory Medicine, MIOT International, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Director of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, MIOT International, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. KrishnaRao Arthi
Department of Laboratory Medicine, MIOT International, 4/112, Mount Poonamalle High Rd., Sathya Nagar, Manapakkam, Chennai - 600 089, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/QAIJ.QAIJ_4_20

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) outbreak is threatening the world as a whole. A novel bat coronavirus, whose pathogenesis is unknown to the medical fraternity is posing a challenge. The world is left with little option in the absence of a definitive treatment modality. Laboratory diagnosis of the severe acute respiratory syndrome CoV2 virus plays a pivotal role in categorizing patients for treatment, isolation, and quarantine. Real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction is the main modality of diagnosing the disease complimented by serological methods and biochemical parameters. Repeat testing for suspected cases remains our slogan.


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