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.
Speed of Testing: Results in <15 min
Low Cost to administer: <$21/test
Easy to use - no equipment or lab needed
How It Works
How the sample is taken and processed
Nasal swab, throat swab or sputum; apply sample to lateral flow device for analysis
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.
Other names for this test
Rapid diagnostic test, rapid response test.
(Note: some molecular tests are also rapid tests.)