PCR tests represent the “gold standard” of corona tests, because the test results are the most accurate. The swabbing will be conducted by medical personnel – and the analysis by laboratories.
Rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 are conducted in a similar way as pregnancy tests. They can only be conducted by trained personnel. Similar to the PCR test, the swabbing takes place in the nose or throat. The test result will be available within 15 minutes.
Self-tests can be conducted by the private person. The swabbing and testing method must be accordingly simpleso that the layperson can make no mistake.