Originally Posted by goingnowhere
Reasonable is a case of what you are willing to pay
It seems to be the going rate, however turnaround is 48 hours in Ireland which is rubbish
I can get a test for the same price this morning at Munich airport and have a result by 3
Airport would be a private lab for profit rather than the health service. Cost of reagents and consumables would be 40 euros at the most if running in a full batch. Nice mark up at 180.
Even the longest PCR test is 3.5 hrs at the most, POC like the Abbott NOW is 13 mins. Even the more narrow less sensitive Antigen test like the Abbott BinaxNOW or the Roche chromatographic Antigen test are 15 mins, cheaper too.