Rapid Covid Test at-Home and self-testing

Find where to get a Covid Antigen Test (Covid Lateral Flow Test) at-Home or with self-testing. Compare details and costs of the best self-testing options in Italy.

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Covid Antigen Test by Online Testování

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Results in 20 minutes

A Rapid Covid Test costs €10.36

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Rapid Covid Test by TestFRWD GMBH

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A Rapid Covid Test costs €9.99

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Covid Antigen Test by Covidtestonline

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Results in 2 days

A Rapid Covid Test costs €20.95

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Rapid Covid Test by Covidtestonline

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A Rapid Covid Test costs €15.95

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Common conditions covered by a Covid Lateral Flow Test

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

Rapid 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 Rapid Covid Test or Covid Antigen Test is one of these rapid tests that allows to confirm if a person is positive or negative to COVID-19 getting the result in no time.

How does a Rapid Covid Test work?

A Covid antigen test kit resembles a pregnancy test. This test is performed using a sample from the nose or throat using a swab provided in the kit. The swab with the collected sample (fluid) is then deposited into a test tube and poured onto a self-absorbing pad. The fluid is drawn in through the capillary action from this pad until it is placed on a strip coated with Covid antibodies.

If the person's oropharyngeal sample contains the virus, a coloured line appears indicating the patient is positive.

When you should do a Covid Antigen Test

A Covid Lateral Flow Test is widely used to show that you are not infected when travelling or going abroad. The test may, in fact, be required by airlines before departure.

It is usually recommended that a person takes a quick antigenic swab for Covid if they have one or more suspicious symptoms such as fever, cough, congestion, shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, diarrhoea, nausea, or vomiting.

Covid Antigen Test FAQs

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and gradually start. Some people become infected but do not develop any symptoms and do not feel bad. Most people (about 80%) cured of the disease without requiring special care. About 1 in 6 people who contract the COVID-19 became seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing. Older people and those with underlying medical problems such as hypertension, heart problems or diabetes are more likely to develop serious diseases. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical advice.

Recently, the European Union has agreed to mutually recognise rapid antigen test/lateral flow tests.

As for the cost of other medical services, prices for a quick test private Coronavirus may vary from place to place. In some cases, the price is adjusted by the regions in which the structure performs the test. On average, the cost you can get around 20 € - 30 €. At faiuntestevai.it we try to provide cost information for test centres included on our platform.

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