RAPID ANTIGEN TEST
COVID-19 antigen test in Marbella
The major advantage of this test is that results are available within minutes and its reliability is very high during the first days after infection (100% reliability in the first three days, and 90% up to the seventh day).
Results: within 5 minutes.
Test type: Nasal swab.
What is the rapid antigen test?
The Covid-19 rapid antigen testis carried out with the help of a nasopharyngeal swab which takes tissue samples from the respiratory tract in order to detect the presence of an antigen, a protein found on the surface of the virus itself.
The main advantage of this test is its immediacy, as it only takes 5 minutes for the patient to know the results. Another positive point is its great reliability, reaching 100% in the first 72 hours and 90% within the first week.
It is important to note that a negative test result does not rule out a Covid-19 infection, because contact with the virus may have occurred prior to 7 days earlier and is thus not detected. Another possibility of a negative test result is that the person has overcome the infection and no viral trace remains.
How much does the rapid antigen test cost?
The price of the antigen test is 50€.
How long do results take?
Professional staff at Hospital Ochoa Marbella will give you the results of the Covid antigen test in just 5 minutes.
When should I take this test?
For best reliability, this Covid-19 test should be performed within the first 7 days of infection or within 5 days of symptoms.