How reliable is the PCR and Antigen Covid-19 test?

How reliable is the PCR and Antigen Covid-19 test?

Molecular tests, like the PCR or Polymerase Chain Reaction Test, are designed to test for evidence of the viral genetic material present in your body. The best option currently available is a nasal swab PCR test, as they are incredibly sensitive, making it easier for them to detect accurately whether you have coronavirus or not.

Antigen Tests, as the name suggests, are designed to tell if there are coronavirus antigens, a special type of proteins, present in your body. These work in a similar way to at-home pregnancy test kits, which are also antigen tests.

These deliver quicker results and are less expensive. However, although Antigen Tests have been known to be very accurate at producing positive results of viral antigens in your body, you may still need to have a molecular test to get a more conclusive result as Antigen Tests have been known to produce a higher rate of false-negative results.

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How reliable is the PCR and Antigen Covid-19 test?

Results delivered at 6pm daily. The PCR Swab Test is the most accurate test available.

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How reliable is the PCR and Antigen Covid-19 test?

What is the Antigen Test?

Get guaranteed results for your Covid-19 Antigen Test at 10pm.

The Antigen Test is used to determine whether you have the Covid-19 virus. This test works by searching for the pieces of the virus that your immune system recognises, the antigens.

It is especially helpful for screening acute, asymptomatic, and mild patients for identifying the Covid-19 infection.

We will email you the test result certificate by 10pm the same day you had the test.

NB. You are not allowed to travel to the majority of destinations on the basis of your Covid-19 Antigen Test. If you are looking to travel please book your PCR Test and Fit to Fly Certificate.

Our COVID-19 Testing Process

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We will set up in your office and test up to 750 team members per day.

Testing outside your office

Corona Test Centre can also come to your construction site, aged care home or any other business where you don’t have space for us and test from our mobile testing van.

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