Covid Lateral Flow Test Centre, Wigston
We have been asked by the Freer Centre in Wigston to let residents know they have lots of capacity for testing. Please book online: www.gov.uk/find-covid-19-lateral-flow-test-site
The government wants lateral flow tests to be used to identify asymptomatic people, as one in three people with COVID-19 has no symptoms.
They use similar technology to a pregnancy test and can produce a result within about 30 minutes.
Lateral flow tests are a type of antigen testing, where they look for antigens - proteins on the surface of the virus to detect if a person has COVID-19.
No laboratory equipment is needed, meaning they can be done quicker and more easily than PCR tests.
Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 14:38 by Cheryl Small