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Different types of COVID-19 Tests

by Dr Juliana Latif
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The differences – COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Serology Antibody and Rapid Antigen Test

What is COVID-19

According to World Health Organisation, COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most infected people will experience mild to moderate illness without requiring hospitalisation.

Symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 started off with having fever, dry cough and tiredness as the most experienced symptoms. Once the patients come to the clinic presenting these symptoms, they will be swabbed. However, there seems to be more patients presenting other symptoms:

  • Aches & pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Skin rash
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion

For serious cases, the patient will experience difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath. He or she is likely to have chest pain or pressure and will require hospitalisation.

Of course, there always lies the possible risk of asymptomatic patients who may still be shedding the virus but display no visible symptoms.

What the different types of tests mean

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Preparation before your appointment

To minimise waiting time, we would urge you to complete the online registration form prior to arrival at the clinic.

Please arrive punctually for your test, which will take approximately 15 minutes. You will be ushered to a private room for the test. Rest assured that the room is sanitised thoroughly after each patient’s use.

Test Results

We will send you a sms if your results are normal.

Book An Appointment

An appointment is required before making any trip to the clinic. 

To make an appointment, whatsapp / call us at +65 9764 1448 (Orchard).

Fusion Medical@Wheelock

Fusion Medical is registered as a CHAS and Public Health Preparedness Scheme (PHPC) Swab-And-Send Home (SASH) clinic. It is also registered to carry out Predeparture Swabs.

Fusion Medical is able to conduct these tests for children above 6 years old.

Should you have any questions, you may contact us via email.

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