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Rapid antigen testing of asymptomatic individuals

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To inform national efforts in response to COVID-19, HIQA develops evidence summaries and syntheses to answer specific policy questions and topics posed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). 

Policy topic and advice provided to NPHET on 24 August 2021


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?”


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