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Can normal blood test detect coronavirus?

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: May 1, 2021 8:31 AM

Anonymous 7 days

Hey there i wanna ask if normal blood test could detect coronavirus and also when to seek help or do test?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 7 days
General Practitioner

Hello and thank you for addressing your concern.

According to your statement, we believe a thorough clerking, investigation and examination needs to be done first on our behalf, in order to clearly assess the potential positive symptoms of COVID-19. Correspondingly, a normal blood test cannot specifically detect COVID-19 or replace a COVID-19 screening because

  • normal blood test doesn’t have the specific criteria to establish firm detection properties
  • different individual might have a different rate an infected virus multiplies in the body
  • there will usually be two sets of test for a COVID-19 screening spanning a few days apart
  • the sensitivity of a COVID-19 swab test is very high in order to adequately reduce any sort of false-negative or even false-positive results

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Notably, there are many other criteria that are equally vital in diagnosing a patient, that usually includes

  • clerking & history taking
  • risk factor evaluation
  • physical examination
  • laboratory & other diagnostical findings

In need of a second opinion? Our pulmonologist are here to help.

You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test. Or contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and wear your face mask in public.

CPRC contact:
0388810200
+60178429454
cprc@moh.gov.my

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Last Updated: Sat May 01 2021 08:31:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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