What is PCR test and how does it work
PCR test is a molecular test which determines genetic material of the (RNA) SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is performed by wiping the nasopharynx, pharynx or from the saliva or by gargling.
Advantages of PCR test
- precise result (in theory, you can detect even one RNA molecule from the sample)
Disadvantages of PCR test
- higher price
- the results are usually provided within 48 hours
The most used test is the RT-PCR test, but RT-LAMP test is also used – however, it is not as precise as RT-PCR test. It is also not that demanding on the laboratory equipment, so it is faster and cheaper.
How do I get a certificate about having suffered the disease
Certificate about having suffered from the disease in the past is generated on the 10th day since sampling.