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COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests: get the facts

publication date: Mar 29, 2021
author/source: Thermo Fisher Scientific



Download this free infographic from Thermo Fisher Scientific to learn about SARS-CoV-2 infection and replication, disease progression and spread of COVID-19, and the importance and types of COVID-19 testing.

There are different types of technologies used to test for SARS-CoV-2. The two tests that are most often used are PCR and antigen. PCR is 99% accurate and detects viral RNA that is extracted from the sample. Antigen tests detect viral proteins and is known for convenience and speed. Please view the infographic for a more detailed explanation of how PCR and antigen differ in accuracy, sensitivity, turnaround time, and when to use each one.

Download this free infographic to learn about the spread and progression of SARS-CoV-2.


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