How to diagnose omicron infection?
Hello, I am very much worried about the surge of omicron infection. How to diagnose omicron infection? This information will be helpful for general awareness. Please let me know.
@alaap Swabs from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are sent to labs for analysis, can show if the variant causing the infection looks like Omicron, Delta or something else. Between a third and a half of UK labs - but not all - have the required technology to detect suspected Omicron cases. That means some parts of the country may identify more Omicron cases more quickly. Confirming that a suspected case is Omicron requires a full genetic analysis, which takes between four and five days. PCR tests are the ones you can order free from the government website if you have symptoms, or buy from a private company if you need one for travel purposes. There are many different makes.