Here’s the difference between Rapid and PCR tests

By Demion McTair. Updated 10:35 a.m., Thursday, May 28, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Both Rapid Antibody tests and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests can be used to test for Covid-19.

PCR tests are thought to produce more reliable results than the antibody tests which have about an 85 percent validity rate.

Health Minister Luke Browne explains both tests and the role they play.

See also, this information flyer from The Ministry of Health in Grenada.

See: Ministry of Health, Grenada

Written by onenewsstvincent

One News St. Vincent is a subsidiary of ONE NEWS MEDIA which also includes Campus Reporter News (UWI Mona) and Secrets of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Travel and Tourism site. One News St. Vincent was founded on March 25, 2020. It is designed to bring a fresh social media engagement approach to news presentation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the rest of the eastern Caribbean.

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