Coronavirus: Which tests are used for early detection and when should a patient be discharged
There are primarily two ways to find out if a person has indeed been infected by the pathogen: the presence of virus in the body. Or detection of anti-bodies which the body may have developed to fight the foreign agent. Reaction or RT-PCR is the most commonly used confirmatory test to identify Covid-19 cases. Based on the outcome of the report, the infected patient may thus be discharged while he is still carrying viral load.