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What Is An Antigen Test?
Antigen tests are commonly used in the diagnosis of respiratory pathogens, including influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial virus. The FDA has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for antigen tests that can identify COVID-19. Antigen tests detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which implies current viral infection. Antigen tests are currently authorized to be performed on nasal swab specimens. The currently authorized antigen tests include point-of-care, laboratory-based, and self-tests, and they are applicable to people of any age.
Sacramento FREE COVID-19 Testing
The Sacramento County Department of Health Services is partnering with local community agencies to provide Community-Based Testing Sites for free COVID-19 testing for Sacramento County residents. To get tested you can pre-register or walk-ups are also taken. The PCR and Antigen tests will be administered with a self-administered nasal swab, See the video below for instructions on how to use this test.