March 9, 2022

What is the difference between your rapid antigen test (Sofia) and the home-based rapid antigen test?

The Sofia rapid antigen test is read by a Fluorescent Immunoassay analyzer rather than by viewing it yourself and deciding if the test is positive. This makes it a more objective test and studies show that it is more sensitive than home based rapid antigen tests such as Panbio or BTNX. You can review this on Health Canada’s website or Johns Hopkins website.