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Rapid Response Antigen Tests

Tests for the direct qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigens from human upper and/or lower respiratory secretions.

  • Benefits

    • Speed of Testing: Results in <15 min

    • Low Cost to administer: <$21/test

    • Easy to use - no equipment or lab needed

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How It Works

How the sample is taken and processed

Nasal swab, throat swab or sputum; apply sample to lateral flow device for analysis

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Is another test needed?

Negative results are highly accurate. Detects virus with 87% sensitivity to true positives. All positive tests should be confirmed with a lab-run diagnostic PCR Test.

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Other names for this test

Rapid diagnostic test, rapid response test.
(Note: some molecular tests are also rapid tests.)

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