The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is a reliable, rapid chromatopgraphic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens of SARS-CoV-2 present in the human nasopharynx.
It detects the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from part of the upper respiratory tract swab specimens by identifying a nucleoprotein that is carried by the virus. The test identifies current infection during the acute phase of COVID-19, while the virus is still present in large quantities in the respiratory tract.
Benefits and Features:
- No instrument required
- Easy handling which does not require specific training
- Allowing decentralized testing or access to testing in areas where laboratory testing is not available
- Getting a quick result within 15-30 minutes – no need for a follow-up appointment to discuss the result
How to use:
- Insert a sterile swab into the nostril of the patient and then rotate the swab 3-4 times against the nasopharyngeal surface. Withdraw the swab from the nasal cavity.
*When collecting a combined NP/OP sample be sure to follow the procedures described in the Instructions for Use.
- Insert the swab into an extraction buffer tube. While squeezing the buffer tube, stir the swab more than 5 times. Remove the swab while squeezing the sides of the tube to extract the liquid from the swab. Press the nozzle cap tightly onto the tube.
- Place the test device on a flat surface and apply 3 drops of extracted sample in a 90° angle to the specimen well of the test device. Read the test result at 15 to 30 min.
Warning: Risk of incorrect results. Do not read the test result after 30 min.
- A colored line appears in the top section of the result window to show that the test is working properly. This is the control line (C). Even if the control line is faint, the test should be considered to have been performed properly. If no control line is visible the test is invalid.
In case of a positive result, a colored line appears in the lower section of the result window. This is the test line (T). Even if the test line is very faint or not uniform, the test result should be interpreted as a positive result.