It is performed at ALPHA Testing Center in Timisoara. Nasopharyngeal exudate collection with qualified medical personnel. Result in 12 hours.
RT-PCR test is the gold standard test for detecting SARS-COV2 virus genetic material in mucous membranes of upper respiratory tract.
Real Time RT-PCR test is the gold standard test for detecting SARS-CoV-2 virus genetic material in mucous membranes of upper respiratory tract. RT-PCR device amplifies genetic material collected in a number of 46 cycles (exponential amplification cycles) being thus able to detect the presence of virus even in very small quantities (superior sensitivity to other detection tests - over 99%). Collection is of nasal and oropharyngeal exudate type.
**One modelling study based primarily on epidemiological data estimated that 44% of transmission could occur before first symptoms present (starting from 2,3 days before symptom onset).