Compared to the regular laboratory-based PCR test, COVID-19 rapid antigen tests must be considered preliminary. The results from the antigen test must be confirmed with a regular laboratory-based PCR test. Interpretation of results in different populations varies based on specimen type collected and pre-test probability of COVID-19 in the patient being tested.
How does a COVID-19 rapid antigen test compare to regular laboratory-based PCR tests? Print
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Modified on: Mon, 10 Jan, 2022 at 11:55 AM
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