Rapid Test Device
The COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device is an in vitro immunoassay. The assay is for the direct and qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigens from nasopharyngeal secretions and Oropharyngeal secretions. This test is intended for professional use only.
The COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device detects SARS-CoV-2 viral antigens through visual interpretation of colour development. Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are immobilized on the test region of the nitrocellulose membrane. Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies conjugated to coloured particles are immobilized on the conjugated pad. A sample is added to the extraction buffer which is optimized to release the SARS-CoV-2 antigens from specimen.
During testing, the extracted antigens bind to anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies conjugated to coloured particles. As the specimen migrates along the strip by capillary action and interacts with reagents on the membrane, the complex will be captured by the anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies at the test region. Excess coloured particles are captured at the internal control zone.
The presence of a coloured band in the test region indicates a positive result for the SARS-CoV-2 viral antigens, while its absence indicates a negative result. A coloured band at the control region serves as a procedural control, indicating that the proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking is working.
As you can see in the video, this test is very simple to carry out, but how accurate is it..? We have been provided with clinical evidence from the manufacturers and suppliers that this product is over 98% accurate – much closer to the perfect test than any other test we have looked at.
For clear instructions on how to carry out the Covid-19 Rapid Test, please click here.
The cost per unit is £40+VAT (£48) – with a minimum purchase of 20 units. We are only able to offer tests in boxes of 20. This includes delivery and comprehensive instructions.
You can order your tests online by completing the order form below, or, we are just a phone call away from taking your order. Call us today on 01443 303003.
If ordering online, payment must be made at time of ordering. Our payment provider is PayPal, but you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with either a Debit or Credit Card (Select create account and then choose Do Not Create Account).