The Healgen Lateral Flow Rapid Antigen test kit facilitates the detection of COVID-19 with rapid return of results.
Healgen Covid-19 Antigen Test is one of only three UK Government assesed Rapid Antigen Test.
The Rapid COVID-19 Healgen 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.
The novel coronaviruses belong to the β genus. COVID-19 is an acute respiratory infectious disease. Currently, individuals infected by SARS-CoV-2 are the main source of transmission; asymptomatic carriers are also known as a source of transmission. Based on the current epidemiological information, the incubation period can last from 1 to 14 days, where the average time before symptoms occur is about 5 days. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
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
This item line is exempt from our usual returns policy. This item is non-returnable or exchangeable.
1. Specimen Collection
Use the nasopharyngeal swab supplied in the kit
Carefully insert the swab into the nostril of the patient, reaching the surface of posterior nasopharynx that presents the most secretion under visual inspection.
Swab over the surface of the posterior nasopharynx.
Rotate the swab several times. Withdraw the swab from the nasal cavity.
2. Sample preparation
Insert the test extraction tube into the workstation
Make sure that the tube is standing firm and reaches the bottom of the workstation
Add 0.3 mL (about 10 drops) of the sample extraction buffer into the extraction tube.
Insert the swab into the extraction tube which contains 0.3 mL of the extraction buffer. Roll the swab at least 6 times while pressing the head against the bottom and side of the extraction tube. Leave the swab in the extraction tube for 1 minute.
Squeeze the tube several times with fingers from outside of the to immerse the swab
Fit the dropper tip with filter on top the extraction tube tightly
Remove the swab. The extracted solution will be used as test sample.
3. Interpretation of Results
Allow the test device, test sample and buffer to equilibrate to room temperature prior to testing
Remove test device from the sealed pouch just prior to the testing and lay flat on work bench.
Ensure the nozzle with filter is fitted on to the sample extraction tube tightly.
Reverse the sample extraction tube, and add 4 drops (about 100 μL) of test sample by squeezing the extracted