Science in a minute - PCR test


Institutional Communication Service

12 April 2021

What is the PCR test? How does it work, and why is it called PCR? This new Science in a Minute clip explains the procedure for tests that detect viral components, allowing diagnosis of an acute novel coronavirus infection.

The Science in a Minute project carries on. Promoted by the Swiss School of Public Health, it aims to provide, through a series of short videos, some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions about scientific facts and topics related to public health in order to make them clear and accessible to everyone.

Dr Rebecca Amati, project manager of the Corona Immunitas Ticino project, guides us on this path, explaining complex concepts and processes in layman's terms. The series is constantly updated according to the evolution of the pandemic. A weekly one-minute clip tackling a different topic will be available.


Watch the video (in Italian; French and German available on the dedicated YouTube channel):

Science in a minute - PCR test