Testing has played a big part in the global response to COVID-19, but PCR tests are expensive with slow turnaround times. Rapid antigen testing (RAT) is the solution. With results in 15 minutes and the tests performed at home or onsite, businesses can avoid staff depletion while awaiting PCR test results. Importantly, RATs identify those who are most infectious but showing the least symptoms and are most effective when repeated regularly, ideally twice a week or even daily during periods of high transmission.
In addition, we can coordinate mass antigen screening programs for employees and the general public to allow events to continue by reducing risk despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19.