All Antigen Tests Must Be Done By Doctor – Tufton

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising that all antigen tests for detection of the coronavirus (COVID-19) must be ordered by a doctor.
Director for National Laboratory Services at the Ministry, Dr Michelle Hamilton, said that the antigen test is similar to other medical tests conducted in laboratories, which must be sanctioned by a physician to whom the results are returned.
The diagnostic test is administered on individuals suspected of contracting COVID-19 and is used to look for antigens in samples taken from the nose or throat.
Health Minster Dr Christopher Tufton, indicated that private labs designated to conduct the tests, following the pilot, are required to report the results to the ministry as part of the arrangements facilitating their participation.