The Rapid Antigen Test, also known as a lateral

Flow test, is a quick and reliable way to test whether you have COVID-19. Like the name suggests, it is the fastest way to test for the presence of the coronavirus. Also a more cost-effective test, the rapid antigen test can give you results in as little as 30 minutes.

PCR Tests for COVID-19

The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test works by looking for the presence of the virus in your body. A positive PCR test means that the test detected the genetic material (the RNA) of the virus in the swab or sample being tested.

This is done by adding a solution called a reagent to the sample taken from you, usually via a swab. If the coronavirus is present, the reagent will create billions of copies of the virus’s RNA, giving enough material for the test to detect the virus.

Antigen Test for Travel in Northampton

Many countries and regions require proof of a negative COVID-19 test before you can be allowed in and will accept Rapid Antigen test results. Because regulations keep changing, be sure to stay up to date with any requirements your destination country currently has in place.

To ensure your holiday goes smoothly, book your rapid antigen test for travel in Northampton online at West Chemist. We provide fast, accurate, and affordable antigen covid testing in Northampton.

Our Blog