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Not all coronavirus tests are the same - Which one is right for you?

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Not all coronavirus tests are the same - Which one is right for you?

Not all coronavirus tests are the same - Which one is right for you?

Across the world mass testing of Covid-19 is being carried out as a tool tocontrol the spread of the virus.

The tests vary and are used to determine ifsomeone has a current or past infection.

Here's a guide to the types of testsout there and when they should be used.


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