Accuracy of Rapid Antigen vs RT-PCR Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Omicron

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About The Study: Researchers compared the accuracy of rapid antigen tests with reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests in detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection among 723 college athletes returning to campus during the occurrence of the Omicron variant.

Authors: Calvin E. Hwang, M.D., of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, is the corresponding author.



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