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Our structure from Monday 10th January 2022 will offer the service of antigenic swab.
The service will be carried out every day of the week with the exception of Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., booking must be made within the previous day (call 0342.901325 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.).
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This type of test is based on the search for viral proteins (antigens) in the patient's respiratory samples. The sample collection methods are similar to those of molecular tests (nasopharyngeal swab), the response times are very short (about 15 minutes), but the sensitivity and specificity of this test are lower than those of the molecular swab; for this reason, positive diagnoses obtained with the rapid swab must be confirmed by a second molecular swab.
Since rapid antigenic tests on nasopharyngeal swabs allow diagnosis of whether SARS-CoV-2 infection is occurring, they may be useful in certain contexts such as contact tracing of positive cases or rapid screening of large numbers of people.