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Which COVID-19 test do I need?

Rapid Antigen Test:

  • You are having COVID-19 symptoms such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath (visit Mass.gov/COVID19symptoms for full list.
  • Five days after you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

PCR Test:

  • You have COVID-19 symptoms AND had a negative rapid antigen test (Instead of a PCR, you may choose to isolate and repeat an antigen test in 24 to 48 hours.

For more information on COVID-19 testing, go to Mass.gov/GetTested


What COVID-19 test do I need?

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