|Testing||PCR Test||Antigen Test||Antibodies Test|
|Traveling||U.S. & Canada||U.S.||Not usefull for traveling|
|What is this?||PCR Test uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. |
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers PCR tests the “gold standard” of COVID-19 test
|Antigen tests looks for proteins that live on the virus’ surface.|
antibody tests search the blood for antibodies, proteins the body makes in response to an infection that may provide immunity against the same disease in the future.
|What kind of sample is taken?||Nasal or throat swab||Nasal or throat swab||Blood draw|
|Results||24-36 hours||1-4 hours||15-30 min|
|What does the test detect?|
These tests detect disease by looking for traces of the virus’ genetic material on a sample.
Detects if you currently have a COVID-19 infection.
|Can detect a current COVID-19 infection, if viral load is high.||These tests look for SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies to see if you’ve previously had the infection.|
|Prices||$3,850 mnx / $200us||$1,350 mnx / $68 us||$420 mnx / $21 us|