Antigen Rapid Test
This test can show the SARS-COV2 virus protein particles (antigens). It is similar to the influenza rapid test that is used widely. The sample is taken with a swab from the nasopharyngeal passage.
This test can be of help in case of upper respiratory infection to see if the SARS-Cov2 virus is present (COVID-19 infection). The advantage of this test that it can be done quickly, however, it is not as accurate as the PCR test, therefore the doctor may recommend a serology test and/or a PCR test to confirm the result.
Test results are available in 15-30 minutes and can be provided in English.