What is a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test?
A COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test detects the presence of viral proteins in a biological sample taken from an individual and will return the results in as little as 15 minutes.
What is it used for?
The test is ideal for quickly checking whether asymptomatic people are currently infectious and at risk of spreading the virus. Perfect for workplaces to provide early detection of any pockets of infection, giving businesses the ability to plan, reorganise and to take back control in these uncertain times.
How is the Antigen Test carried out?
The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test is conducted at the site of sample collection. A swab sample is taken by a trained medical clinician. Our COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test will detect the virus antigens (foreign substances that induce an immune response in the body) that are found on or within the SARS-CoV-2 virus if they are present on the swab.
The performance data from our manufacturer shows the diagnostic sensitivity for COVID-19 specific antigens of up to 86.7% with a diagnostic specificity of 100%, overall accuracy of 96.3%
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