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Overview of current COVID-19 tests, algorithms, and intended use of testing: best practices and recommendations

This guide gives an overview of existing technologies available for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This guide is complementary to policy guidance issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

This guide may be useful to a wide range of stakeholders including:

  • Ministries of Health (national, regional and district COVID-19 assigned personnel)
  • Donors supporting diagnostic testing services for COVID-19.
  • Public and private sector organizations with an interest in implementing SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic services
  • Health care providers involved in the diagnosis and management of COVID-19 cases

Publication date: October 2021

Overview of current COVID-19 tests, algorithms, and intended use of testing: best practices and recommendations

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