PCR test most reliable diagnostic tool for COVID-19: Al Hammadi

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PCR tests are the most reliable when it comes to diagnosing COVID-19 in patients.

That's according to Dr. Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesperson for the UAE Government, who spoke at a press conference on Monday. 

He also clarified that the coronavirus antibody test can only reveal if a person contracted the virus in the past. However, it cannot determine if they are currently infected with COVID-19. 

Dr Al Hammadi explained that it may take the human body between one to three weeks, from the date of infection, to develop antibodies.

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