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Same-day COVID-19 Swab and Test Results available at Aegle Wellness Center

It’s the fifth month of quarantine in the Philippines, and testing for COVID-19 is still cumbersome in some areas and hospitals. With results usually taking at least three days, each day takes a toll on both the healthcare system and its workers and the patients, which is why Aegle Wellness Center – Makati—a state-of-the-art health hub that focuses on preventive medicine and holistic health—now offers COVID-19 Antigen Swab Testing where you can get tested and receive your results the same day.

You may ask, what does COVID-19 have to do with antigens?  SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has several known antigens, which are the visible protrusions on the viral molecule’s surface. An antigen is a molecule capable of stimulating an immune response, and each one has distinct surface features that are recognized by the immune system. These are what is picked up by Aegle’s Antigen Swab Test.

When compared to the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test, Aegle’s Antigen Swab Test has the same procedure wherein the nasopharyngeal area is swabbed for a couple of seconds to detect if there are SARS-CoV-2 antigens in the specimens. Unlike PCR tests, it does not determine the qualitative value or rate of SARS-CoV-2 antigen concentration present in your body. Read more..