Inside the rapid COVID antigen test

2022-01-24T23:18:18+01:0024 January 2022|Categories: Medicine and Research|Tags: , , , , |

Rapid antigenic tests for SARS-CoV-2 with swab are an extremely valuable resource in detecting the presence or absence of the virus in the event of a suspected infection and are one of the tools, although not the most accurate ever, which have made it possible to save lives during the ongoing health emergency by monitoring infections. The technology behind these tests is now well established and is the same used for "do it yourself" pregnancy tests and is based on gold nanoparticles, antigenico. antigenico, antigenico [...]

Serological tests and swabs: when and why to do them

2021-06-19T16:59:41+02:008 January 2021|Categories: Medicine and Research|Tags: , , , |

The pandemic has just begun, we all had heard of tests and swabs before: What are? What are they for? How many must be made, Why? What are false positives? A few months later, we started talking mainly about serological tests, sampling, antibodies and vaccine. A very common mistake has been to confuse the two types of tests: the swab and the serological. But these two procedures are very different from each other and must be done for different purposes, let's see why. First of all, when we talk about serological tests we have to talk about antibodies. Antibodies are "Y" shaped proteins, produced by cells [...]

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