Self-testLast update: 15/06/2021
This is a nasal swab, but shallower and therefore less unpleasant than the usual PCR or antigen tests.
Be careful, they are not sufficient on their own: in the event of a positive test, a PCR test will be necessary to confirm it.
It will not be possible for you to assert the result of a self-test to travel during this period of fight against the spread of the virus. Only the PCR test has probative value.
The self-tests (ATN) are sold only in pharmacies.
The self-test is recommended for asymptomatic people.
The self-test should not be used if the person is symptomatic or has contact. In these cases, it is imperative to perform an RT-PCR examination by nasopharyngeal swab.
Self-test can be performed on people over the age of 15.
If the result of the self-test is negative, it is advisable to continue to respect the barrier gestures.
On the other hand, if the result of the self-test is positive, it is necessary to:
- Isolate yourself and respect barrier gestures
- Notify your attending physician
- Perform an RT-PCR test (People living under the same roof should also perform an RT-PCR test)
If the result of the RT-PCR test is positive, the person will continue their isolation for another 7 days. And will respect the reinforced barrier gestures for an additional 7 days.