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What You Should Know About Antigen Self-Testing COVID-19 Kit in UAE

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 21 December 2021
What You Should Know About Antigen Self-Testing COVID-19 Kit in UAE

Although the results are not recognised by UAE health authorities, some pharmacies have begun selling self-testing kits for Covid-19.

Lateral flow, or rapid antigen tests, tests can be performed by the person taking them. Results take 15-20 minutes. The results are not considered as accurate as a professional PCR test.

They have been widely used in the UK and Europe for home testing.

On the other hand, PCRs, have to be processed in a lab.

Lateral flow test results carried out at home are not accepted for any official purposes in the Emirates, including airline travel or the Al Hosn green pass system.

The tests are available at some pharmacies, including CHS online, which charges Dh40 per Panbio antigen test for home delivery in Dubai