PCR Covid Test

Get a PCR Test (PCR Travel Test) in Palermo with ASP Palermo to check for an infection from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you're travelling, the results are usually valid for up to 48 hours for Rapid Antigen tests and up to 72 hours for PCR tests.

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PCR Test in Palermo

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Corso Calatafimi, 1002, 90131 Palermo PA, Italia

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Common conditions covered by a PCR Travel Test

COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 Influenza Sore throat Fever

PCR Covid Test - what is it and how the test is done

With the pandemic caused by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the spread of tests and swabs to detect infection from the virus has become the new normal. The Covid PCR Test is a relatively quick test that allows you to confirm a person's positive or negative COVID-19 status and get the result in no time. How reliable is a Covid PCR Test? The PCR (Po...

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PCR Test FAQs

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.

Access to tests that detect infection from Covid-19 in Italy vary from region to region. On faintestevai.it you can find laboratories and pharmacies throughout Italy which carried out the tests and you can filter by requirements, test types and results languages.

A nasopharyngeal swab is inserted deep into the nasal cavity to collect the sample. The collected sample from the swab is then manipulated to extract its genetic material. The tested person may cough or gag during swab insertion, which involves discomfort.

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These details have been last updated on 07/09/22