They no longer need a PCR test in Switzerland!

They no longer need a PCR test in Switzerland!

It is reported that there is no veterinarian in Switzerland to perform a PCR test to confirm a positive rapid antigen test.

That is, if you test positive for a rapid antigen test, you no longer need to have a PCR test to confirm that result, according to the Swiss Office of Public Health (BAG).

Previously, people had to undergo a PCR test to confirm the positive result of a rapid-antigen test.

Currently, the test center must report a positive result of a rapid-antigen test to the respective state’s Communications Tracking Department and BAG. The BAG said it would later consider it an official vulnerability.

A ministry spokesman explained that in the current epidemiological context, there is no possibility of detecting false positives in rapid-antigen tests and that the Ministry of Health is considering further changes in its testing strategy.

PCR tests are always considered a gold standard in the Kovid-19 test because they are more sensitive than rapid antigen tests, so if less sensitive tests take a positive result, it is considered more reliable.

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