Information About Corona Tests

Information on the differences antigen test, rapid test, lay test and PCR tests

There are serious differences between antigen tests, rapid tests, lay tests and PCR tests, which are not immediately obvious. For example, a PCR test or antigen test is often requested because it has better sensitivity and specificity. However, the user often prefers the layman's test. This saves the time-consuming journey and testing in a test centre or at the doctor's office. Most lay tests are often also much more convenient to use because they only require a dressing depth of 2 to 4 cm, while thoroughly performed PCR tests require a dressing depth of 8 to 10 cm.
Inadequate dressing depth or incorrect performance increases the likelihood of inconclusive test results.

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