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PCR test results should be released within 24-hours: GMOA

24 November 2020 08:12 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While claiming that it takes five days to release most of the results of PCR tests, Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) today said the results should be released at least within 24-hours.

Addressing the media briefing, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr Naveen de Zoysa said all area mappings relating to COVID positive patients are done based on the updated results of the PCR tests.

“Receiving results after five days will delay the further actions that need to be taken," he said.

"Therefore, the steps should be taken to make arrangements to release PCR test results at least within 24-hours, Dr Zoysa.

He also raised the necessity to increase the number of PCR tests conducted per day. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


  Comments - 4

  • Chux Tuesday, 24 November 2020 08:48 PM

    Yes now you are talking

    Lawr Fernan Tuesday, 24 November 2020 09:30 PM

    Wishfull thinking; depending on the set up including the transport of specimens, 2 days will be more prctical .

    ghry Tuesday, 24 November 2020 10:40 PM

    More than PCR test, the authorities have sole right to determine/declare whether person tested has infected with CORONA or NOT.

    Tony Peters Tuesday, 24 November 2020 11:36 PM

    Why is the GMOA always demanding this and demanding that?? They are medical professionals. They should be assisting the government in addressing and solving issues.

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