- Coronavirus test from laryngeal lavage fluid for up to 18-year-olds
- Coronavirus antigen test for travel
Coronavirus antigen test for travel
Antigen tests determine the presence of coronavirus-specific proteins in a sample. Coronavirus tests are most sensitive when the amount of the virus in the body is at its highest – usually from a few days before to around five days after the onset of symptoms. Therefore, a positive antigen test result most likely means that the patient has recently fallen ill and is infectious to other people. The sensitivity of coronavirus antigen tests is usually lower than that of coronavirus PCR tests (especially in the later stages of the infection). In contrast, antigen tests are significantly cheaper than PCR tests and the result is obtained within 15-30 minutes.For whom?
Coronavirus antigen tests for travel are intended for people who need to rule out COVID-19 infection so that they are able to travel to countries where coronavirus antigen test results are acceptable.
The coronavirus antigen test for travel is not intended for people who have reason to suspect acute COVID-19 infection (including symptomatic people or people who have had close contact with a COVID-19-positive person). In the event of a positive antigen test result, the patient and people who have been in close contact with them should immediately self-isolate and take an additional SARS-CoV-2 PCR test.How testing works?
The sample is taken from the nasopharynx using a special cotton swab.How quickly are the results available?
Antigen test results are available within 15 minutes.Can the results be used as a travel certificate?
Yes, a certificate will be issued for the coronavirus test.