PCR PCR TESTING: RESULTS IN 1 HOUR
The PCR test for Covid-19 is a kind of test called a molecular test that analyzes the patient’s upper respiratory system. This allows us to find the genetic material that is found in Covid-19. Our staff will use the PCR technology to amplify the sample RNA specimens into DNA. The results will then be replicated until the Covid-19 virus is detectable if it is present in the body. This type of test is the gold standard when it comes to diagnosing COVID-19.
ii. ANTIGEN TESTING: RRESULTS IN 15 MIN
An antigen is a substance (protein) that causes the immune system to produce antibodies and trigger an immune response. In the case of COVID-19, spike proteins are found on the surface of SARS CoV-2 virus. Therefore, the antigen test detects these proteins or genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The rapid antigen test should be performed during the initial days after the onset of symptoms and for asymptomatic people who have had recent direct contact with a COVID-19-positive person.
iii. ANTIGEN HOME SELF-TEST: Purchase at the store.
iv. ANTIBODY TESTING: Results will be ready in 15 MINUTES.
COVID-19 antibody testing, also known as serology testing, is a blood test that’s done to find out if you’ve had a past infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). An antibody test can’t determine whether you’re currently infected with the COVID-19 virus.