Even though Covid-19 testing has become a familiar part of life for many of us over the past year, there’s still a lot which is often misunderstood about the different types of test on offer and how they work.
Not all Covid-19 tests are equal. Even the commonly recognised PCR test, which is used by the NHS, has a range of testing method variations used in laboratories.
So, what are the differences, why do scientists favour PCR testing and how do the tests actually work?
We’ve gathered some of the key questions, and answers, to help explain the process of Covid-19 testing in more detail.