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[WATCH] Four differences between PCR and antibody tests

On Sunday, 12 December 2021, the Competition Commission announced that the price of PCR COVID tests in the country’s private health sector will be reduced from R850 to R500 per test with immediate effect. This comes after an agreement between the Commission and two major labs, Lancet Laboratories and Ampath. Want to know more? Read our Mia Malan’s thread. But what’s the difference between a PCR and antibody test? Find out from this short video.

Dylan Bush was a health journalist at Bhekisisa from February 2016 to September 2023.

Mia Malan is the founder and editor-in-chief of Bhekisisa. She has worked in newsrooms in Johannesburg, Nairobi and Washington, DC, winning more than 30 awards for her radio, print and television work.

Aisha Abdool Karim was a senior health reporter at Bhekisisa from 2020 to 2022.