NCDC COVID-19 Testing Awareness Quiz

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NCDC COVID-19 Testing Awareness Quiz

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Question 1
One of the following is the purpose of COVID-19 testing?          
A
To detect MERS-CoV
B
To detect the SARS-CoV-2
C
To detect SARS-CoV
D
All of the above
Question 1 Explanation: 
The purpose is to detect the SARS-CoV-2, a new strain of coronavirus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The test is used to determine whether a person is currently infected with this virus that causes COVID-19.
Question 2
What is the method of testing for COVID-19 in Nigeria?
A
X-Ray
B
RT-PCR
C
Ultrasonography
D
Angiography
Question 2 Explanation: 
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)) also known as nucleic acid amplification tests. This is used to confirm the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) is the only approved testing method for COVID-19 Nigeria. This is done in a molecular laboratory.
Question 3
A _________ is currently the most reliable method that can tell us whether the virus is present in the body?
A
Molecular test (PCR)
B
Computed tomography
C
Ultrasonography
D
Electrocardiography
Question 3 Explanation: 
Nigeria is using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) also known as molecular test for the testing of COVID-19. Though rigorous, it is currently the most reliable method for the laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 given its high sensitivity rate. PCR tests directly detect the presence of the virus in the body. This means that a PCR test can tell if a person has the virus very early on and is best for prompt detection and isolation of cases.
Question 4
The NCDC is also using rapid test kits to test for COVID-19. TRUE or FALSE?
A
TRUE
B
FALSE
Question 4 Explanation: 
Currently, there is no rapid test kit validated by the World Health Organization (WHO). While rapid test kits can give results in under an hour, they are not as accurate as PCR. Two types of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are being developed globally; those that determine whether a person has been infected and those that determine active infection. NCDC will prioritise the use of RDTs that detect active infection once validated RDTs become available.
Question 5
Molecular tests ( PCR) method can only diagnose someone with COVID-19 
A
If they are actively infected
B
Even if they are not showing symptoms
C
All of the above
Question 5 Explanation: 
Molecular tests, also known as PCR or "Nucleic acid amplification test" detect the presence of the virus in samples obtained from patients. This method can only diagnose someone with COVID-19 if they are actively infected even if they are not showing symptoms.
Question 6
What type of samples are collected for COVID-19 test?
A
Back of your nose or throat
B
Urine
C
Semen
D
Blood
Question 6 Explanation: 
A trained health worker from the state, wearing a personal protective equipment uses swab (like a long Q-tip) to collect sample from the back of the nose or back of the throat from a suspected case of COVID-19. After collection, swabs are placed in a transport tube, carefully packaged, and transported to the nearest laboratory within the NCDC laboratory network for testing.
Question 7
What happens after a COVID-19 test is collected?
A
Samples are placed in a transport tube, carefully packaged and transported to the nearest lab within the NCDC lab network for testing
B
Samples are allowed for 48 hours before transporting to NCDC lab network for testing
C
Samples are analysed within 3 hours
Question 7 Explanation: 
After collection, samples are placed in a transport tube, carefully packaged and transported to the nearest lab within the NCDC lab network for testing.
Question 8
While awaiting result of COVID-19 test, which of the following measures is recommended by the NCDC?
A
Self-isolate from friends and family
B
Practice frequent hand hygiene
C
Wear a face mask
D
All of the above
Question 8 Explanation: 
One of the most important things to remember while awaiting your test result is that you need to protect your loved ones. While awaiting your results, it is important to self-isolate from friends and family. Practice frequent hand washing; wear a face mask to limit the spread of infection to your loved ones and others; and ensure the home environment is properly and frequently cleaned with disinfectant. If you test positive or negative for COVID-19, you must continue to adhere to preventive measures as recommended by the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC.
Question 9
The NCDC is also using the pooling strategy with PCR. TRUE or FALSE?
A
TRUE
B
FALSE
Question 9 Explanation: 
While pooled PCR testing enables mass testing for COVID-19, this method is effective when infection rate is low and only a few people are infected. By pooling, samples from several individuals are collected and tested together. If the results from the pooled samples come out negative, all samples are assumed to be negative. However, if the pool result is positive, all samples will be tested individually. Currently, Nigeria is recording a high rate of infection and would not benefit from this method.
Question 10
Where do people go to get tested for COVID-19?
A
Pharmacy
B
Any health facility closest to you
C
NCDC sample collection centre
Question 10 Explanation: 
If you are showing known symptoms of COVID-19 or believe you are a close contact of a confirmed case, call your state helpline. The state officials will advise on the nearest testing centre or advise if a trained health worker will come to you to collect your sample. The NCDC has created a directory of all state helplines which can be accessed via https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/contact/ For states that do not have a laboratory, samples are transported to the nearest state with a laboratory for testing of COVID-19. However, the NCDC is working hard to ensure that there is a laboratory for the testing of COVID-19 in each state. This will enhance access to testing and shorten the time for confirmation of result. Currently, the turnaround time is between 48-96hours.
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This quiz was sourced from NCDC micro website. You can download the PDF version HERE.

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