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Currently, the major worry is the Delta variant and how to test Delta variant, a highly contagious coronavirus strain. It was first detected in India in December and started spreading over the country and then to the U.K. and after to the U.S., Now it has become the predominant variant in the world. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentioned the Delta strain is more contagious than influenza, common cold, the viruses that cause smallpox, SARS, MERS, Ebola, even more, contagious than chickenpox reported in The New York Times.
This is spreading very fast in areas with low vaccination rates, the CDC stated that most people who are hospitalized are mostly unvaccinated. Death cases are also because of being unvaccinated. In July, it also released data represents that Delta can be transmitted by the people who got vaccinated. As the cases are raising, wearing a mask is mandatory for people who got vaccinated.
Here’s what we need to know about delta variant testing.
Is There Any Specific process to test Delta Variant?
The answer is no, for now, there is no test available to detect this variant. According to Human and Health Services of Texas Delta variant cases are majority COVID-19 in the U.S.A. If a test result is positive for coronavirus then you could be infected with the delta variant.
Does COVID-19 Test Will Work For Delta Variant?
Either the throat or nose swab can help to detect if you are positive for COVID-19. According to Human and Health Services of Texas, there is no such test to identify the specific variant of coronavirus.
How do you test for the delta variant?
We can detect the Delta variant only by specific COVID-19 test-genomic sequencing. The genome code for every individual virus is unique to identify different variants, we need to decode the genome code and compare it with the previous variant to find the changes. Not many labs have access to genomic sequencing because they are expensive.