Rapid Antigen Test
(Offered in Utah locations only)
Premier Diagnostics offers a rapid antigen test to detect specific proteins from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. To take the test, a sample is collected from your nose using a specialized swab. The technician will then mix a special liquid with the swab to extract the genetic material of any virus that may be on the swab. The liquid is then placed on the testing cassette that will indicate if antigens from the virus are detected. The test will take about 10 minutes to run.
While antigen testing is not as accurate as RT-PCR testing, the speed and convenience allows many patients to get a needed diagnosis while waiting on the lab results from their RT-PCR test.
Please view this summary from the FDA on diagnostic testing.