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FDA EUA Authorized – Applied Biosystems™ TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit
Turnaround Time for Results: 24-48 Hours
Collection Method: nasopharyngeal swab or salvia collection (collected with oral swab)
PCR detects the genetic information of the virus, the RNA. That’s only possible if the virus is there and someone is actively infected. PCR tests are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present, the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on. It’s worth noting that PCR tests can be very labor intensive, with several stages at which errors may occur between sampling and analysis. False negatives can occur up to 30% of the time with different PCR tests, meaning they’re more useful for confirming the presence of an infection than giving a patient the all-clear.
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