PCR Tests for COVID-19 – Screening Operation in Nursing Homes
Under a protocol signed between the Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes iMM and the Ministério do Trabalho, Solidariedade e Segurança Social, a preventive screening operation for COVID-19 in nursing homes and residences for the elderly was organized and implemented under the terms of the Instituto da Segurança Social in the districts of Lisbon, Santarém, Guarda and Castelo Branco.
Between March 2020 and June 2021, more than 100,000 COVID-19 PCR screening tests were performed, covering employees from 609 institutions.
Laboratory Procedures for the Diagnosis of COVID-19
Do you know how the COVID-19 diagnosing procedure is developed in the laboratory?
The video explains what happens in this process, from the time the sample is collected to the final test result.
In fighting the COVID-10 pandemic, the tests carried out must be reliable and allow the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, even in people without symptoms.
COVID-19 Serological Tests
Do you know how the serological test is done?
In this video, we explain the whole process and the importance of these tests.
During SARS-CoV-2 infection, responsible for COVID-19 disease, the immune system produces various molecules to fight the virus, including antibodies. In most people who have recovered, these antibodies remain in circulation for months as a memory of the infection. Serological tests use this memory to identify people who have already had COVID-19.
Find out more about what a vaccine is.
Vaccination is one of the most potent weapons in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, it is one of the most debated topics when talking about herd immunity.
Access here our YouTube playlist – COVID-19 to watch all the videos about this topic.