This COVID-19 test detects specific proteins in the virus. Rapid antigen tests can give results in minutes with a nasal or throat swab. Because these tests are faster and less expensive than PCR tests, rapid antigen tests can be more practical to use in large numbers of people. A positive rapid antigen test result indicates relevant infectivity.
The CHECKUP SARS CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Nasopharynxis a lateral flow immunoassay for rapid qualitative detection of the N-protein antigen of SARS CoV-2 in swab specimens from both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 infected individuals. The sample material is a naso-pharyngeal swab, which is dissolved in a reagent and administered dropwise onto a test cassette. The result is indicated by chromatographic staining on the test strip after 15 minutes at the latest.
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