Which diagnostic test should you do for Covid-19?
• Molecular method RP-PCR.
• Rapid antigen test
• Antibodies test.
Undoubtedly, according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, the most reliable method is the molecular method, which is done with samples of upper or lower respiratory tract.
Molecular tests show us if anyone has the virus at the time of the test but cannot tell if someone has had the disease in the past. The results of the molecular test, PCR test, are available within a few hours.
With the rapid antigen test, we collect pharyngeal or nasal sample from the patient. The results of the Rapid Antigen Test are available within 15 minutes.
With the antibodies test, taking a small amount of blood we check if there are antibodies to the virus in a person’s blood. The main antibodies produced by the human body against viruses are IgG and IgM.
IgM antibodies are produced in the first days of symptoms and usually remain in the body for one to two months at most.
IgGs appear in the blood a little later than IgMs and usually remain in the body for much longer, months or years, which we do not yet know about the new coronavirus.
The results of this test require only 20 minutes.
IASYS diagnostic center performs all three tests.
The examination takes place in a special area exclusively for the examination, with the necessary protective measures and only by appointment.
Each patient should have with him the necessary means of protection (mask and gloves).
There is also the possibility of sampling taking place in your home.
Coronavirus testing is essential and can be applied effectively not only at home but also in workplaces.
We would like to inform you that the above sampling is performed only in Athens by our specialized staff.
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