What are the different types of coronavirus tests? PCR, Lateral Flow, antibody, antigen tests explained

Coronavirus, Health, Infection, Testing

Sky News has looked at the different types of COVID-19 tests available.

There are two different strands of testing – one is to find out if a person currently has the disease, and the other determines if they have had it and have built up antibodies.

PCR testing and antigen testing (often confused as the same kind of test) are different methods of testing, but both ascertain whether a person has COVID-19 at the time.

All Covid-19 tests explained


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** This post was originally published on March 1, 2021 **