Positive or not? The whole country is concerned about this issue. The answer is given by a new rapid antigen test from the American company Abbott. Now available in Switzerland. The company for generic products “Mefa” sells it. His name: Panbio.
A new rapid test reveals nine out of ten infected people. Delivers results within 15 minutes and is available in pharmacies, medical offices, hospitals and testing centers Kovid. The federal government pays for people who are considered symptomatic according to the criteria of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), but also for people without symptoms who have received a report from the Swiss Covid application.
Approved by the federal government
A nasopharyngeal swab is taken for a quick Abbott test. The test detects an antigen protein that is present when a person is currently infected. Delivers the result directly on the spot.
The rapid test is CE certified, according to Mefa. It was tested by a Swiss reference laboratory and is one of two tests approved for the federal strategy to combat the Covid 19. pandemic. The other is by Roche.