The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in direct nasopharyngeal (NP) swab from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. It is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections.
This test is being rolled out by the UK government to mass test the population, click here for UK Government approval (test 3 on the list).
Qualitative, visually read results in 15 minutes
No instrument required
Room temperature storage or refrigerated (2-30⁰C / 36-86⁰F)
Procedural internal control included
Sterile Swabs, Extraction Buffer, and Extraction Tubes included