PCR TEST

PCR Test A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is performed to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. The test detects the presence of a virus if you are infected at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of virus even after you are no longer infected. …

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Covid-19 Antigen Test

Antigen tests detect Covid in just half of the asymptomatic cases found via PCR

Antigen tests detect Covid in just half of the asymptomatic cases found via PCR Antigen Covid-19 tests – the rapid virus test kits sold shops – pick up just half of asymptomatic coronavirus cases that tested positive on PCR tests, a HSE study has found. The report, produced by the HSE’s Covid-19 antigen testing working …

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(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do 17 May: What’s changed: Restrictions have been eased following the move to step 3. However we must continue to exercise caution. You should follow this guidance on what you can and cannot do. It is underpinned by law and applies across England. You should also follow the …

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Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals: minimum standards for providers

Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals: minimum standards for providers Introduction All international arrivals to England must quarantine for 10 days, unless they have a job that qualifies for an exemption. All international arrivals in quarantine are required to take a test on or before day 2 (of their quarantine period), for variant …

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