SALIVA –As A Diagnostic Tool For COVID 19 – A Review
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1804-1809
AbstractSARS-COVID 19 [Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronovirus -19] is a respiratory illness and affected the whole world [pandemic].According to world health organization [WHO] COVID -19 has spread to 235 countries. All types of people including healthcare workers , symptomatic individuals ,non health care peoples and mass screening is necessary for this type of global disease. WHO recommended nasopharyngeal [NP], and oropharyngeal [OP] swabs test for SARS-COVID 19 symptomatic patients through rRT -PCR [real time Reverse transcriptase - polymerase chain reaction] to confirm the diagnosis. Virus is present in saliva and testing of salivary specimen through rRT -PCR have more Advantage than NP and OP swab test. Salivary specimen is a non invasive diagnostic method. It minimizes the exposure of health care workers compared to other swab test. Infected patient saliva affects the dental health care providers during the treatment time .In this review article ,we can see SALIVA - as a diagnostic tool for SARS-COVID 19 and what Precautions Dental health care providers should take before the treatment.
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