Tag Archives: Test

Will the New 15-Minute COVID-19 Test Solve Us Testing Problems?

— By Zoë McLaren, University of Maryland, Baltimore County On Aug. 26, the Food and Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorization to a new rapid antigen test for COVID-19 called the BinaxNOW test. I study public health policy to combat infectious disease epidemics. Testing is one of the most powerful tools available to fight the… Read More »

Coronavirus testing: Simple test gives results in 90 minutes

A rapid test can accurately diagnose a coronavirus infection within 90 minutes without needing a specialist laboratory, say scientists. The study by Imperial College London showed the “lab-on-a-chip” gave comparable results to current tests. The device is already being used in eight NHS hospitals to quickly identify patients who are carrying the virus. However, experts… Read More »

Test your period knowledge – how much do you know about your time of the month

Every woman’s periods are different. From frequency to flow, they differ drastically from person to person, which often means we’re left with questions about whether we’re ‘normal’. But it’s important to understand our cycles so that we notice if they chance, which could be a sign of pregnancy or health concerns. Intimate healthcare experts INTIMINA… Read More »

Should you get a COVID-19 antibody test?

Christine Lau, MD | Conditions | June 28, 2020 Antibody testing, also called serological testing, can be used to determine whether an individual is currently infected with COVID-19 or has previously been infected with COVID-19 and recovered. Unlike the molecular testing (PCR tests), which detects the presence of genetic material from the virus from a… Read More »