Rapid antigen testing for screening or surveillance of asymptomatic individuals to limit transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
Record ID 32018001687
Authors' objectives: This evidence synthesis was used to inform advice provided to NPHET to address the following policy question: “What is the emerging evidence with regard to the effectiveness of rapid antigen testing of asymptomatic populations, to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2?”
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2021
Requestor: National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET)
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Rapid Review
Country: Ireland
MeSH Terms
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Mass Screening
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Antigens, Viral
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Screening
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