These COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests is an in-vitro immunochromatographic assay for the detection of antigens from COVID-19 using a nasal swab. It is an easy to use, self-test with results produced in just 15 minutes. This rapid antigen test can detect wild and mutant variants of COVID-19, including Omicron (B.1.1.529) and Delta (B.1.617.2). It can detect the Omicron Variant based off where the mutation is located and the nucleocapsid protein found in the cell wall is detected using these antigen tests.
Antigen Test Kit includes:
Nasal Swab – Clinical Performance
A total of 237 fresh nasal swab samples were collected and tested, which includes 109 positive samples and 128 negative samples. The coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab) results were compared to results of USFDA Emergency Use Authorized RT-PCR assays for SARS-CoV-2 in Nasopharyngeal swab specimens. Overall study results are shown in table below.
EU health preparedness: A common list of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, including those whose test results are mutually recognised, and a common standardised set of data to be included in COVID-19 test result certificates