Covid Rapid Test - Lateral Flow Test in Casalecchio di Reno

Meridiana Medical Center Srl

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Covid Rapid Test - Lateral Flow Test

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Meridiana Medical Center Srl in Casalecchio di Reno carries out Covid tests to detect infection from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The results are usually valid up to 48 hours for Rapid Antigen tests and up to 72 hours for PCR tests.

Common conditions covered by a Covid Rapid Test - Lateral Flow Test

COVID-19, Influenza, Tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis C, SARS-CoV-2, Acute respiratory distress

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Meridiana Medical Center Srl

Via Ettore Cristoni, 12, 40033 Casalecchio di Reno BO, Italia

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Phone: 510954643

FAQs and information on Covid Rapid Test - Lateral Flow Test

With the increased risk of every other person developing the Coronavirus due to its increased prevalence, testing for COVID-19 has become the new normal. The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test or the Lateral Flow Test is one of such quick tests that allow a person’s Covid positive or negative status to be confirmed in no time. The testing kit resembles a pregnancy urine test. This is the most common type of test used to prove that you are currently infected when travelling abroad. This test is performed using a sample from the nose or throat using a swab that comes in the kit. The swab with the collected sample (fluid) is then deposited in a tube and poured on a self-absorbent pad. The fluid gets sucked up through capillary action from this pad until it is placed on a strip coated with Covid antibodies. If the oropharyngeal sample of the person contains the virus, a coloured line appears, marking the patient as positive. The Lateral Flow Test for Covid has transformed the testing mechanism for COVID-19 and made it much easier for everyone to get it done in no time! It is usually recommended that a person gets a Covid Lateral Flow test done if they have developed any of the following symptoms: - Fever with chills - Cough - Congestion - Shortness of breath - Muscular or body aches - Loss of taste or smell - Diarrhoea - Nausea or vomiting.

The rapid antigen tests are designed for quick results and rapid detection of the new coronavirus. Usually, you can get results from an antigen test within 15 minutes. This is because the test does not require any specialized laboratory equipment and can easily be performed in a doctor's office or clinical setting. Keep in mind that increased testing across the nation can mean a more significant burden on laboratories, which may contribute to longer waiting times than usual for a lab result.

People in a high-risk environment can have a lateral flow test as it is faster. Now, self-testing kits are also available.

This test is less accurate than the gold standard PCR test; however, the test accuracy has shown to be higher when used by trained laboratory staff.

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These details have been last updated on 25/05/21