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 symptomaticand asymptomatic Nasal swab samples from individuals aged below 12 years or above 70 years should be collected by or undersupervision of adults . This test is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis of Coronavirus infections . If symptoms persist despitenegative 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 coronavirusare the main source of infection ; infected people can be a source of infection even if they do not show symptoms . Based on thecurrent epidemiologic survey , the time between infection and disease onset is 1 to 14 days , most commonly 3 to 7 days . The mainigns of infection include fever , fatigue and dry cough . In rare cases , nasal congestion , runny nose , sore throat , muscle pain anddiarrhea are found in a few casesThe Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-test is for detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen of coronavirusThe antigen is generally detectable in upper respiratory specimens during the acute phase of infection . Rapid diagnosis ofcoronavirus infection and subsequent care and treatment by healthcare professionals will help control the spread of coronavirusmore 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 deviceThe test reaction wil 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 thecontrol line region ( C ) if the test has been performed correctly.