Great News. Due to high demand, HIVE has partnered with a UKAS laboratory to provide the COVID swab test. Available now.
Unlike the antibody test, this test detects the genetic information of the virus, the RNA.
PCR gives us a good indication of who is infected. They can be isolated and get in contact with people they’ve been in touch with so they can be quarantined too, just in case. That’s the true advantage of the current major diagnostic tests, you can break that transmission chain and get a clearer picture of what’s happening.