Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-test is a lateral flow test for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARSCo-2 ( Coronavirus , ORCOVID-19 ) from direct anterior nasal ( nares ) swab directly from individuals who are both symptomatic and asymptomatic Nasal swab samples from individuals aged below 12 years or above 70 years should be collected by or under supervision of adults . This test is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis of Coronavirus infections . If symptoms persist despite negative test results it is recommended to visit a healthcare professional to seek follow up care.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION
Coronavirus can cause an acute respiratory infectious disease known as COVID-19 . Currently , people infected with coronavirus are the main source of infection ; infected people can be a source of infection even if they do not show symptoms . Based on the current epidemiologic survey , the time between infection and disease onset is 1 to 14 days , most commonly 3 to 7 days . The main signs of infection include fever , fatigue and dry cough . In rare cases , nasal congestion , runny nose , sore throat , muscle pain and diarrhea are found in a few cases. The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-test is for detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen of coronavirus. The antigen is generally detectable in upper respiratory specimens during the acute phase of infection . Rapid diagnosis of coronavirus infection and subsequent care and treatment by healthcare professionals will help control the spread of coronavirus more efficiently and effectively.
PRINCIPLE OF THE TEST
Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-test is a lateral flow test that detects the nucleocapsid protein antigen of the coronavirus thatses COVID-19 from direct nasal swab . When added to the sample well , the prepared sample flows laterally on the test device. The test reaction will take 15 minutes . If the test detects the relevant Coronavirus protein , a line will appear in the test line region( T ) indicating a positive test result . Absence of the test line ( T ) suggests a negative test result . A line will always appear in the control line region ( C ) if the test has been performed correctly.