Rapid COVID-19 Tests Aren't Free to Some People Who Might Need Them the Most

Rapid COVID-19 Tests Aren't Free to Some People Who Might Need Them the Most
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Although lab PCR tests are still considered the most accurate in detecting COVID-19, rapid tests are said to be a reasonable alternative, especially among those who are symptomatic. For older patients, rapid tests spare them the risk of having to visit an urgent care center, where the potential for COVID-19 exposure exists. Since these tests deliver results on the spot (whereas lab tests can take days to come back), they offer physicians an opportunity to treat patients immediately to potentially promote better outcomes.

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