PCR Tests


*aeptis supplies a wide range of internationally certified PCR tests directly from the manufacturers, with some of which we run our own production lines.


A PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test detect RNA genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. The test detects the presence of a virus if you have the virus at the time of the test. It could also detect fragments of the virus even after you are no longer infected.

A PCR test requires a swab from the back of your nose or throat as a sample. The sample is sent to a lab using special reagents to convert the virus's RNA into DNA, and then make millions of copies of the DNA, which allows for the identification of the organism. This process can take hours, requires sophisticated lab equipment and technicians, and is typically done one sample at a time, although there are machines that can process multiple samples. Although the sample needs to be sent to a lab, the time-consuming process is worthwhile as the results are almost 100% accurate in spotting infected people when there is virus on the swab.