What is Rapid Antigen Testing?


The surge of the COVID-19 cases on the onset of the pandemic has made life hard for many individuals who love to travel. The imposed travel ban restrictions and health safety protocols make them cancel their trips and force them to stay at home. 

Now that the world is starting to adapt to the “new normal”, and with the vaccination rolled out, it has given travelers hope to get back to the hobby they love, but this time with much more carefulness and safety regarding their health. 

Apart from this, it is now more convenient to comply with the travel requirements for COVID-19 because of the Rapid Antigen testing. 

A rapid antigen test (RAT), also known as a rapid antigen detection test (RADT), antigen rapid test (ART), or simply a quick test, is a point-of-care diagnostic test that detects the presence or absence of an antigen directly. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is usually detected with it.

In the Rapid Antigen test, a nasal or throat swab is used, which is then placed in a liquid solution to check for the presence of proteins. If these proteins are found, you are infected with COVID-19.

 The good thing about rapid antigen testing is that it can be taken at home through a software-based testing system or can be booked in a clinic. Also, the results can be issued within 30 minutes compared to the PCR COVID-19 test that must be sent in the laboratory and take up to 3 to 5 days. 

That is why is recommended for travelers to take a rapid antigen test for travel to ensure that they do not have the virus and to comply with the COVID-19 travel requirements. 

Harley Medic International provides trustworthy COVID-19 testing and fit to fly COVID test certificate as proof of eligibility to travel. 

For more information, you may visit Harley Medic International.