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What about the different types of COVID-19 tests?
Tests for COVID-19 include polymerase chain reaction (PCR, also known as NAAT), and rapid antigen or rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). Communities and clinical sites may have access to different types of tests, depending on local availability and regulations. Rapid diagnostic testing is preferred and encouraged in order to enable faster access to treatment and care, but Test to Treat can be implemented with any positive COVID-19 test. Consider local protocols, but the general guidelines for Test to Treat are to promote diagnosis based on a symptomatic patient with any positive test, including rapid antigen tests (either self-administered or provider administered) or a PCR test.
-By EPiC FHI360