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Original Article

Evaluation of Coronavirus PCR and Anti-Coronavirus Antibody Test Results: The First 4 Months of the Pandemic


Department of Medical Microbiology, Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey


Edirne Provincial Directorate of Health, Edirne, Turkey


Kirklareli Provincial Directorate of Health, Kirklareli, Turkey

Arch Basic Clin Res 2022; 4: 56-61
DOI: 10.5152/ABCR.2022.21029
Read: 206 Downloads: 154 Published: 08 July 2022

Objective: We aimed to evaluate the Coronavirus polymerase chain reaction test results sent to our laboratory and the anti-Coronavirus antibody positivity in our region.

Methods: Samples sent to our laboratory for Coronavirus polymerase chain reaction and anti-Coronavirus antibody tests were scanned retrospectively. The polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay tests were screened within 4 months, and then the people who had both polymerase
chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay tests were examined.

Results: Coronavirus polymerase chain reaction test was performed on 31 162 people in 4 months. Of which, 794 (2.5%) of these people were found to be positive. The positivity rate in the first, second, third, and fourth months was 11.2%, 1.2%, 0.7%, and 1%, respectively. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay tests were studied from 1163 people over 4 months. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test was found positive in 23 (1.98%) of these people.

Conclusions: As a result, the number of COVID-19 cases could be brought under control in the first month due to our province’s good cooperation between the laboratory and field teams. Anti-Coronavirus antibody level in the community was found below expected. There is a need to closely monitor society’s immunity and carry out more comprehensive studies, including asymptomatic cases.

Cite this article as: Davarcı İ, Eryıldız C, Gürcan Ş, Yıldırım Mİ, Cerit C. Coronavirus PCR ve anti-coronavirus antikor test sonuçlarının değerlendirilmesi: Pandeminin ilk 4 ayı. Arch Basic Clin Res 2022;4(2):56-61.

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