Tag: <span>sensitivity</span>

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Why is chest CT important for early diagnosis of COVID-19?

COVID-19 diagnosis is based on the identification of viral RNA through Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) from oral-nasopharyngeal swabs, which however presents suboptimal sensitivity and may require several hours in overstressed laboratories. These drawbacks have called for an additional, complementary first line approach. Computed Tomography (CT) Scan is the gold standard method for the...