Travellers wearing protective gear walk through Hong Kong airport on March 21. All inbound passengers currently have to proceed to Asia-World Expo to have their saliva samples tested for the Covid-19 virus. Photo: Xiaomei ChenTravellers wearing protective gear walk through Hong Kong airport on March 21. All inbound passengers currently have to proceed to Asia-World Expo to have their saliva samples tested for the Covid-19 virus. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Travellers wearing protective gear walk through Hong Kong airport on March 21. All inbound passengers currently have to proceed to Asia-World Expo to have their saliva samples tested for the Covid-19 virus. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Letters | How Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority decides which coronavirus test to use

  • Factors such as number of patient specimens and the urgency of getting the results play a role in whether the rapid PCR test is used
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Travellers wearing protective gear walk through Hong Kong airport on March 21. All inbound passengers currently have to proceed to Asia-World Expo to have their saliva samples tested for the Covid-19 virus. Photo: Xiaomei ChenTravellers wearing protective gear walk through Hong Kong airport on March 21. All inbound passengers currently have to proceed to Asia-World Expo to have their saliva samples tested for the Covid-19 virus. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Travellers wearing protective gear walk through Hong Kong airport on March 21. All inbound passengers currently have to proceed to Asia-World Expo to have their saliva samples tested for the Covid-19 virus. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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