According to a new Danish study, the so-called rapid tests for coronavirus manage to detect 70% of the cases detected by regular corona tests.
The Danish Rigshospitalet announced the results of the research on Tuesday.
The study was carried out by testing 4,697 people with both a regular PCR test and a quick test between Christmas and New Year.
The result is far better than the finding previously made in a French report, which concluded that the rapid tests capture 55% of the cases that regular tests do.
However, in 13% of the cases where the rapid test was positive, the PCR test was negative, which was treated as a false positive in the study.
Used in Norway
Rapid tests are also in use in Norway, but to a somewhat lesser extent than in Denmark.
While the PCR test must be analyzed in a laboratory, and it can take several days before the patient gets a result, the rapid test can give a result in as little as a quarter of an hour.
The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) guidelines state that people who do not have symptoms should take a PCR test if they get a positive result on the rapid test.
Source: #Norway Today, #NorwayTodayNews
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