FAQs on Coronavirus testing
Are do-it-yourself Covid-19 tests accepted for travelling?
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 test results do-it-yourself tests are not accepted where travel is required. This is because travel is required for a test carried out by qualified medical personnel, a patient's test high level of specificity/sensitivity and details on the report.
Do I still need to quarantine in Italy despite having a negative test result?
Depending on the country from which/to which you are travelling, you may be required to comply with a quarantine period of isolation, even in the case in which the result of a test by Covid-19 is negative. Please visit the website of the country where you are going.
What is a PCR or Molecular test?
The RT-PCR antigen test (Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction) is the standard gold method to quickly and accurately identify any traces of Covid-19 current infection in the body. This is the most common type of test used to prove that you are currently infected when travelling abroad.
These tests require a swab, which can be self-administered or performed by a healthcare professional. These swabs are then sent to a specialised laboratory which can often return results in less than 24 hours.
What is a rapid Coronavirus test?
Unlike PCR tests that require sending swabs to a specialised laboratory, the rapid tests (also called antigens) can return results without being sent to a specialised structure. Some tests provide results even while waiting in less than fifteen minutes. These tests are also known as lateral flow method or fluorescence.
How much does an Antibody test cost in Italy?
As for the cost of other medical services, prices for private coronavirus serology tests can vary from place to place. At faiuntestevai.it
we try to provide cost information for test centres included on our platform.
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