The capital has approved three NEW means of COVID-19 diagnosis tests.
One of the COVID-tests (Antigen test) can fetch patients results within just 20 MINUTES!!!
Providing faster results, these Department of Health (DoH) approved tests are based on the latest global scientific developments and offer physicians the support to provide better, more informed patient care decisions.
New tests include:
1. Antigen test
The antigen test is conducted via nasal swab, and it is a rapid test that provides results within 20 minutes.
2. RT-LAMP genetic test
This is also a nasal swab test that provides results within one hour.
(Both the antigen test and the RT-LAMP test provide results faster than the regular PCR test, which gives results within 48 hours)
3. Saliva specimens
This test, which has already been piloted in a few schools, can be used for the diagnosis of children when the collection of a nasal swab is difficult.
These 3 newly approved tests will be used in Abu Dhabi for the diagnosis of COVID-19, along with regular PCR tests and DPI tests.
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UAE authorities are reminding all visitors and residents in the country to wear their face mask when in public at ALL TIMES.
Those who fail to comply with the country’s strict COVID-19 regulations will be subject to face a penalty of AED3,000.
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