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Rapid Antigen Test for Covid-19 Arrives in Greece

Covid-19 Update in Greece
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The rapid antigen test for Covid-19 has arrived in Greece, giving people a much easier way to be tested with only a saliva sample, without the need for samples from the back of the throat or nose.

The new tests are cheaper, simpler to perform, and much less irritating and invasive, with less risk of infection and the execution time is a great deal faster, giving immediate results. They are also for this reason ideal for children.

The rapid antigen test may prove to be the most effective and immediate solution to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, multiplying the possibility of early diagnosis and immediately limiting the number of new positive cases.

The rapid antigen detection test using a saliva sample gives results within 15 minutes, with 95% accuracy, giving an entirely new perspective on the early diagnosis of Covid-19.


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