The Health Ministry’s Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division has approved the sale of rapid antigen test kits in T&T.
Confirmation of this comes from Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh as he was asked today about reports of a pharmacy offering such test kits for sale.
Mr. Deyalsingh warned however that while rapid tests are cheap and quick, they are not as accurate as PCR tests, which remain the gold standard.
This point was reinforced by epidemiologist Dr. Avery Hinds.
Dr. Hinds adds that anyone experiencing deteriorating symptoms should seek medical intervention, whether or not they have a COVID-19 test result.