Are your antigen tests the same as a lateral flow test?

Are your antigen tests the same as a lateral flow test?

The lateral flow test is the same as the rapid antigen test. Essentially, the kit cassette rapidly tests for antigens in your sample produced as a result of having the virus. The lateral flow just means the process that runs on the cassette itself as the sample and solution flow laterally along the cassette.

 

This isn't to be confused with a PCR test which is a lab based test that needs staff and equipment. The test to release and Day 2 & 8 tests are PCR tests.

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