COVID19 test query

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Hi guys,

its been 20 days since I came from Delhi ( I stayed in paharganj for 1 day, travelled thru ola, and flight) and I had mild cough for 14 days, still I get khiss khiss in my throat. One of my friend said, that I might have been infected covid19 and it has been cured by self, so go for antigen test to know my immune to covid19. Today is 20th day.

So which test I should go for for accurate antigen test ? What is the name of test?

There are lots of test are listed on 1mg, medlife, docsapp, thyrocare

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PCR is best but takes time.
Rapid is quick, but false negative can be there.

If only accuracy is the concern, go for the PCR.

In case you are asymptomatic, there isnt much use to get yourself tested. Just keep social contacts limited. Take all precautions, for yourself, as well as in terms of not spreading it further.

Immunity to Covid is still not clear. Everything is still basically under research. Will take years for complete info, by then we will have another epidemic.

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mas143forever wrote:

PCR is best but takes time.
Rapid is quick, but false negative can be there.

If only accuracy is the concern, go for the PCR.

In case you are asymptomatic, there isnt much use to get yourself tested. Just keep social contacts limited. Take all precautions, for yourself, as well as in terms of not spreading it further.

Immunity to Covid is still not clear. Everything is still basically under research. Will take years for complete info, by then we will have another epidemic.

Mine is asymptomatic, going gym regularly. I think my immune system is good, as I m taking multivitamins, green tea from 5-6 years.

BTW, what is the technical name of PCR, as there is no PCR listed on 1mg, medlife.

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mas143forever wrote:

PCR is best but takes time.
Rapid is quick, but false negative can be there.

If only accuracy is the concern, go for the PCR.

In case you are asymptomatic, there isnt much use to get yourself tested. Just keep social contacts limited. Take all precautions, for yourself, as well as in terms of not spreading it further.

Immunity to Covid is still not clear. Everything is still basically under research. Will take years for complete info, by then we will have another epidemic.


https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/651717/medium/Screenshot_2020-11-27-21-11-32-581_com.aranoah.healthkart.plus.jpg?1606491730

which one ???

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kool wrote:


https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/651717/medium/Screenshot_2020-11-27-21-11-32-581_com.aranoah.healthkart.plus.jpg?1606491730

which one ???

Both are Rapid tests. This detects antibodies produced by your body against the virus. This means, you were infected in the recent past, does not necessarily mean you are infected right now or not.

The other is the RT PCR. RT PCR is a technique, which detects the viral RNA in your body, means you are currently infected with the virus.. PCR will be costly and not as readily available. Check for your place.

https://www.1mg.com/labs/test/coronavirus-covid...

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