FAQs on Coronavirus testing
Can I take a Covid-19 test at an Italian airport when I land?
More and more countries require the result of a test taken before departure (typically 48 hours before departure). Please visit the country's website where you are heading or the airline you are using to find out up to date official information. On faiuntestevai.it
we offer you the chance to find a centre to carry out a test before departure.
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.
How long it takes to get the result of a PCR test?
Some PCR test to detect the Coronavirus infection may require only a few hours to produce results if samples are tested on-site, or it may take a few days if the samples are sent elsewhere for testing. On average, you can expect to receive the results of an RT-PCR test within 2-5 days. On faiuntestevai.it we try to provide guidance on timelines that each laboratory and pharmacy offers.
How long it takes to get the result of a rapid test?
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.
What is a Covid-19 serological test?
Serological tests can be used by scientists to measure the antibody response of an individual who can help you determine if someone is infected with the virus COVID-19 in the past. These tests might be of interest to an individual if they had not carried out a PCR test when he suffered from symptoms in the past or to determine if someone has had an infection asymptotic.
Although many clinics and private laboratories provide serological tests, these are not generally used by the travel or the target locations concerned about the current health of someone and if you have been infected by the virus.
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