Health care providers carry this out by searching for pieces of the virus in a patient’s sample of saliva or mucus.
How it works:
By using a technology called Polymerase Chain Reaction, the medical practitioner carries out this test by using a sample of mucus typically taken from a patient’s nose or throat to look for the genetic material of the coronavirus. If the virus is detectable then the person is actively infected.
The more reliable diagnostic testing method is PCR testing, which detects actual genetic material (RNA) specific to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Because of this sophistication, PCR test results are often far more reliable than antigen tests. In fact, a positive test identified by PCR testing is almost never wrong. Unlike antigen tests, PCR tests can reliably detect the virus within days of infection, even in those who have no symptoms.
Travel Requirements (Check with your airlines to confirm which countries require it), confirmation of a positive antigen
How long for results:
Results are generated within a couple of hours, documents for travel are emailed to patient within 3 hours.
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