Our Covid-19 Antigen Test is one of the first Rapid Antigen Tests to be approved by the UK Government. These tests are being used by the UK Government to mass test the general population in several major cities, and are in use in many UK businesses to ensure a COVID safe workplace for all their staff and visitors.
The Antigen test is intended for use by clinical professionals (eg Doctor / Practice Nurse / Employer Occupational Health departments, etc) but this can extend to any medical qualification, including registered first aiders. Apart from the kits themselves, we also provide all of the infrastructure needed to support you in conducting your own testing. If you prefer, we can provide paramedics / nurses to conduct the testing for you. We are also more than happy to train staff in the use of the equipment via Microsoft Teams.
In December 2020, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a special exemption allowing antigen test kits to be used by members of the public for home use, so these kits are certainly suitable for staff to self administer the collection process within the workplace, but we would still recommend trained / designated competent staff conduct the actual testing or to oversee sample collection. We are happy to conduct the training for you, via Microsoft Teams, at a mutually convenient appointment time.
Benefits of Lateral Flow Tests:
- Approved by UK Government
- Results ready within 15 minutes for SARS-CoV-2 antigen
- Enables quick patient treatment decisions
- Time-saving, simple procedure
- No extra equipment required, All necessary reagents, etc, provided
- High specificity and sensitivity
Each Antigen Test Kit Contains:
- 20 Test cassettes
- 20 Sterile swabs
- 20 Extraction tubes and dropper tips
- 1 Workstation
- 2 Buffers
- 1 Package insert, with instructions
Coronavirus Testing Clinical Evaluation:
Positive Percent Agreement (PPA): 97.3%
Negative Percent Agreement (NPA): 99.6%
Overall Percent Agreement (OPA): 98.9%
Specimen: Nasopharyngeal (NP) Swab
Time to Results: 15 minutes.
Shelf Life: usually 24 months from the date of manufacture.
Antigen Testing Performance Characteristics:
The Covid-19 Antigen Test (Nasal Swab) has been evaluated with specimens obtained from patients. A commercialised molecular assay was used as the reference method. The results show that the Covid-19 Antigen Test (Nasal Swab) has a high overall relative accuracy.
In the event of a positive result, we would recommend a PCR test to confirm the results. If you wish to conduct a private PCR test via our laboratory, the results will be available in 48 hours (although this is often within 24 hours). We are available to support your use of all our equipment via video conference call.