Quick Guide To COVID-19 Testing
There are different types of COVID tests – diagnostic tests and antibody tests. Most people will take either a diagnostic PCR test or a rapid antigen test. Currently, antibody tests are not widely used for COVID-19. Each test helps in detecting COVID but in different ways. See the guidance below for the differences and when it is recommended to use a PCR test and a rapid antigen (at-home) test. Though the PCR test is considered to be the most accurate, there is a time and a place for an antigen test as well.