I now have the BD Veritor Plus testing system for COVID-19. It tests for COVID-19 antigen with a nasal swab (not the one that tickles your brain). Results are ready in about 15 min. Sensitivity is 98% – meaning a negative result is correct 98% of the time, although false negative tests can occur 2% of the time. Specificity is >99% – meaning a positive result is correct >99% of the time. False positive results are exceptionally rare.
You might want a test if:
- You got notice of exposure to someone positive for COVID-19
- You’re thinking about going to visit someone
- You feel sick
Combo with Flu $150