Clinically Speaking with Dr. Wig: Types of COVID-19 Tests | Evernorth

Clinically Speaking with Dr. Wig: Testing 1, 2, 3

Dr. John Wigneswaran walks through the similarities and differences of the three types of COVID-19 tests available today—PCR, rapid test and antibody.
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As of December 2020, there were more than 1,000 COVID-19 tests either commercially available or in development, with nearly 300 approved by the FDA. The tests fall into three distinct categories—molecular (PCR), antigen (rapid test) and antibody. Join me as I walk through the purposes, methods of collecting samples, and accuracy of each of these tests in this latest installment of Clinically Speaking with Dr. Wig.

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