Still in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma told reporters that his team gets a different COVID-19 test than the men’s team.

He said that his team receives daily antigen tests while the men’s team gets a daily PCR test creating an outcry on social media as to why the men’s and women’s teams are not given the same tests.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, antigen tests — the type administered to women’s teams — have a quick turnaround time for results but, “have a higher chance of missing an active infection.”

A PCR test — the type administered to men’s teams — is considered the “gold standard” by Memorial Healthcare, a hospital in Michigan, as it, “actually detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms.” They have a longer turnaround time for results but they can be delivered in 24 hours.

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