One of the biggest issues people have faced throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been testing. Whether it be the long waits for something unpleasant or the fact that they’ve had to part with quite the significant sum of money just to have a swab rather uncomfortably shoved up their nose – it hasn’t been a popular process.
The costs of tests has been varied, but the average is around 500-700 kuna just for a nasal swab/PCR test which is deemed ”the gold standard” for detecting the presence of the novel virus, as well as for being allowed to board a plane and travel to many countries. Now, as the epidemiological picture across Europe begins to improve as the vaccination rollout picks up its pace, rapid antigen tests are also commonly accepted for travel, and they’re far cheaper.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Croatian home coronavirus tests, named the Boson Rapid tests, are designed to quickly determine the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen in a person’s anterior nasal swabs within the first seven days of symptom onset.
These at-home tests are very easy to use as they require no additional equipment or special training, and the results are available within 15 to 20 minutes following the test having been performed, with an alleged impressive accuracy of 98.72 percent.
These Croatian home coronavirus tests will relieve pressure not only on existing testing centres but also on people’s pockets, as they’re a lot cheaper than the ”gold standard” PCR tests typically performed at testing sites.
A list of dm stores across the Republic of Croatia offering these over-the-counter Croatian home coronavirus tests and their accompanying addresses are available here.
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