A cross-sectional examine performed by researchers from AIIMS on 330 sufferers concluded that the fast antigen take a look at confirmed a superb specificity to ‘rule-in’ Covid-19 patients inside the first 5 days of sickness with a reasonable sensitivity.
The general sensitivity and specificity of the take a look at was 81.8% and 99.6% respectively, and the take a look at accuracy was 95.4%. Sensitivity of the take a look at was increased (85.9%) in contributors with length of sickness lesser than 5 days.
The examine, revealed within the Indian Journal of Medical Research, was accomplished on sufferers admitted at AIIMS, Delhi, between May 31 and July 24. Researchers included symptomatic sufferers and asymptomatic/pre-symptomatic contacts of laboratory-confirmed circumstances with publicity between 5 and 10 days.