James Geraghty from Molloy's Lifestyle Pharmacy conducted a rapid antigen test live on The Tommy Marren Show this morning.
How to do an antigen test:
To do the antigen test you use a swab to take a sample from your nose.
The test will show the result in 15 minutes. The results are quicker than a PCR test because the sample does not need to go to a lab. But the antigen test is less accurate than the PCR test.
Children aged 13 to 16 should be supervised by a parent or guardian when they are doing an antigen test.
When you have finished with an antigen test, put it in a plastic bag and put the bag in your bin.
Positive antigen tests result
If your antigen test is positive:
The PCR test will confirm if you have COVID-19.
Watch the video on how to carry out the test below.