What does that mean?
A PCR test or polymerase chain reaction detects the presence of the genetic material of the virus. Just like humans have DNA, Covid-19 has RNA which is specific to this virus. In the lab, the tests taken are examined for the presence of this RNA and the results provide a very high degree of certainty of the presence of the virus. The PCR test is therefore a lot more sensitive than an antigen test and it is possible to travel abroad with this test.
The test is taken using a swab from the throat and nasal cavity. This can be experienced as annoying but this is of very short duration. The test therefore has no further side effects. We will share the results with you as soon as possible. In general, you will receive the results within 24 hours.
In addition, with this test, we provide the documentation for you in the form of our official certificate. Our certificates comply with all guidelines given by the RIVM and are accepted as a travel certificate by all countries.