Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Offers Free Rapid COVID Tests
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers free rapid at-home COVID test kits.
In fact, the kits are so popular that they are sold out and expect more.
Kelsey Rader is the spokesperson for the library and says, “As of March we have distributed about 17,000. And this week we should probably get 10,000 and next week we will have 7,000.
With so many children quarantined for exposure in schools, home testing is a good and cheaper option. It comes with a nasal swab, a test strip, and a solution to activate the test. Results are available within 15 minutes.
Dr Brian Kaminski of ProMedica says that “rapid tests fall under the category of antigens, so they detect the surface proteins of the virus and then provide a result indicating whether or not you are producing those proteins. “
You have to use it under the right circumstances to make it really accurate. This means that it should be given within one to five days of infection and have active symptoms. “We sincerely believe that antigen testing, when used appropriately, is an accurate test and can be used for decision making.”
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