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Can I Take a Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test on Shabbat?

Avi Killip, Ethan Tucker

Now that Covid-19 rapid antigen tests are widely available, can I take them on Shabbat? We've previously talked about the halakhic restrictions on medical therapeutics on Shabbat (Episode #21), do these restrictions extend to diagnostics? Are there challenges that arise from the mechanics of the test itself, such as erasing the control line or dying a new color on the test strip?

Listen in as R. Avi Killip and R.Ethan Tucker break down all the levels of this question.

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Can I Take a Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test on Shabbat?
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