What does PCR mean? Is it better than rapid antigen testing? Is it required for travel?
PCR testing is a great way for businesses and individuals to test for COVID-19.
It is currently the most accurate way to test for COVID-19 and it is considered the “gold standard” for testing that many institutions recognize.
Let’s talk about the 5 benefits to PCR testing and when is the best time for you to get one.
PCR testing has the highest accuracy for COVID-19 testing with a 99.5% accuracy rate making it the “golden standard.” The reason why it has a high accuracy rate is because it is carefully processed in the lab by trained personnel.
What they do is they multiply copies of your sample so that it is easier to detect the virus if it was within the sample you gave.
Because many institutions recognize how accurate PCR testing is, many countries require PCR testing before travelling abroad.
This is to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 with reliable testing to keep everyone safe.
This is why you see many COVID-19 testing places say things like “travel-approved” because you need a certain test by a certain deadline in order to fly.
This means you have to plan a day to not only get tested, but when your results come out so that they are just in time for you and you don’t miss your flight.
One of the major advantages of PCR testing is that you can detect if someone has COVID-19 before they start showing symptoms.
This is incredibly important because this means we can minimize the spread of the virus by detecting it and being able to quarantine before it becomes a problem.
This is great for places and events which have groups of people because if we are able to detect that they have the virus before they show symptoms, we can take action to minimize the spread to their workplace.
Another benefit to PCR testing is that the actual samples are portable. What this means for you is that you don’t need to visit a lab to get tested, but you can visit locations like tents or other stores that are nearby to get tested before they are shipped to the lab.
This also means we can test from multiple locations at once and have them shipped all over so that we can test multiple people at once at different locations without them needing to come to the lab.
And the best part is that you don’t need to visit the lab to get your results as they will usually publish it online.
PCR testing does not take a long time to get your results and usually requires 24-48 hours to process your results.
Many labs are now offering to do same day results at an extra price to get your results if you urgently need them for travel or for an event.
If you’re interested in PCR testing for yourself or for your business, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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