While most sites offer what is known as molecular testing for COVID-19, Oswald’s Pharmacy in Naperville has rapid tests available.
“The test we’re using is the BD rapid antigen test and this tests for antigens present in a nasal swab that the patient administers, and this produces results within 15 minutes,” said Alex Anderson, general manager at Oswald’s Pharmacy.
How Accurate is it?
Medical technology group, BD, reports fewer than two percent of 1,000 people they tested received a false negative and fewer than one percent of 1,000 people might receive a false positive.
If you’re feeling symptomatic, Anderson recommends getting a rapid test but to wait in other cases.
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