Is Flowflex test good for Omicron?
Overall test accuracies with nasal self-sampling in omicron period. Overall sensitivities were 79.0% (95% confidence interval 74.7% to 82.8%) for Flowflex, 69.9% (65.1% to 74.4%) for MPBio, and 70.2% (65.6% to 74.5%) for Clinitest (table 2, fig 4, fig 5, and fig 6).
Which is better rapid or PCR?
The rapid test can’t detect small amounts of the virus or asymptomatic cases as accurately as the PCR test can,” Heather said. The rapid test is less accurate and there is a greater chance for a false negative.
When should I get a PCR test?
Key times to get tested: If you have symptoms, test immediately. If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result.