PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. It is a molecular technique that detects a specific piece of RNA from the COVID-19 virus. This test is performed through a nasal (preferred option), throat or nasal cavity swab and is known within 30 minutes by a lab machine. The test is performable from 2 days after exposure to the virus.
This test is available at the Losser, Zwolle, Best and Leiden locations at a price of €115,-. We recommend that you always combine the PCR test with an antibody test so that we can accurately assess each stage of any infection. The combination of the PCR and antibody test costs €135,-.
This result shows that no RNA of the COVID-19 virus was detected. At this time, there is no evidence of a coronavirus infection.
This result shows that RNA of the COVID-19 virus was detected. The person is positive for COVID-19 and currently infectious. The CT value is less than 34.