THE RELEVANCE OF MEDICAL LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS IN CORONAVIRUS IN SUSPECTED HUMAN CASES

  • NNODIM JOHNKENNEDY Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Science, Imo State University, Owerri.
  • EDWARD UKAMAKA Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Science, Imo State University, Owerri.
  • DUNGA KINGSLEY EXCEL Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Madonna University Elele Rivers State Nigeria.
  • NJOKUOBI TREASURE Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Imo State University, Owerri.
  • NJOKU CHUKWUDI JOSEPH Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Niger Delta University Amassoma, Bayelsa State Nigeria.
  • UDUJIH HELEN IFEOMA Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Science, Imo State University, Owerri.

Abstract

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. It leads to respiratory illness with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. One can be protected by washing hands regularly, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact with individuals who are unhealthy. It is transmitted through contact with an infected individual when they cough or sneeze. It could be transmitted when an individual touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches the eyes, nose, or mouth. Some laboratory test to diagnose covid-19 includes real-time RT-PCR primer and probe and CDC serology test. It is very necessary that covid-19 is diagnosed for accurate treatment and management.

Keywords: Covid 19, laboratory test, humans

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JOHNKENNEDY, N., UKAMAKA, E., EXCEL, D. K., TREASURE, N., JOSEPH, N. C., & IFEOMA, U. H. (2020). THE RELEVANCE OF MEDICAL LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS IN CORONAVIRUS IN SUSPECTED HUMAN CASES. Innovare Journal of Medical Sciences, 8(4), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijms.2020.v8i4.38207
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