Test: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) RT-PCR Nucleic Acid Test
Prenetics uses the RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) laboratory test that looks for the presence or absence of unique genomic markers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
Based on validated studies by the U.S. FDA and China’s National Health Commission, the analytical performance of RT-PCR COVID-19 test in the detection of COVID-19 is measured at 99.9% sensitivity and specificity.
Specimen collection method: Combined Nasal and Throat Swabs
Our trained staff will insert the swabs 1-2 cm into both nostrils and participant’s throat respectively, and rub a few times over the surfaces of mucosa to collect the sample.
To ensure safety, our staff with medical and healthcare training will wear personal protective equipment, and change their gloves after collecting specimens for each participant.