Going Viral: Episode 110
CPD: 1 Point

Going Viral: Episode 110
CPD: 1 Point


Going Viral: COVID-19 tests, cases and practice tips


In this episode:


– Nasopharyngeal swab is still the gold standard
– What about false positives and weak positives?
– Understanding the saliva test, point of care tests
– Case 1: Mild/moderate symptoms, first COVID-19 test is negative, when should the next test be done?
– Case 2: Very mild symptoms, positive COVID-19 test, what next?
– Case 3: Contact with confirmed COVID-19 case, asymptomatic, should they be tested, any other action?
– How accurate are the global figures for confirmed cases? Any new tests on the horizon?



Host: Dr David Lim, GP
Guest: Dr Michael Wehrhahn, Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Disease Physician, Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology.
Producer: Dr Ramesh Manocha, GP
Total time: 38 mins


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