In this article you will read about,
- how IT specialist FORSIT developed a software platform for PCR and rapid testing within a short time,
- how scalable resources from the Open Telekom Cloud ensure the reliable operation of the platform,
- and how the tests can be carried out securely and in compliance with data protection regulations.
Antigen, antibody, or PCR tests: COVID-19 tests are considered an important means of containing the coronavirus pandemic. They also play a central role in the German government's strategy. While testing capacities in Germany were around 350,000 per week at the beginning of the crisis in spring 2020, up to 2.3 million tests per week were possible by March, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). But not all tests are the same. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests are considered particularly reliable. Unlike antibody tests, for example, the laboratories examine mouth, nose, or throat swabs of the persons tested for gene sequences that are typical for SARS-CoV-2.