Types of COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 testing is critical to slowing the spread of the pandemic, because you can be infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others even if you don’t have symptoms.

Knowing which test to get can be confusing. What kinds of COVID-19 tests are available? What is the difference between a PCR test and an antigen test? Antigen vs. antibody? What is the most accurate COVID-19 test? This chart can help you understand and choose.

ASU’s COVID-19 PCR test is free to anyone who wants one. Sign up for an appointment.