What is an antigen test?

What is an antigen test?

Dernière modification le 07/12/2020

Antigen tests look for specific CoV-2-SARS protein on the surface of the virus. These can only be detected when live virus is present.

Antigen tests are carried out on a nasal sample taken with a swab, which does not need to be sent to a laboratory.

Results are quick, with waiting times of 10–30 minutes.


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