Rapid Antigen Test for Covid 19

COVID-19 antibody testing
Test Details
  • For quick detection of SARS COV 2 infection
  • Sample taken – Nasopharyngeal swab  
  • Results in about 30 minutes
  • Detects the antigens/ proteins in the SARS COV 2 virus
  • To know about active and current infection
  • Point of care testing
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Requirement for Test

  • Test requisition form to be filled by client
  • Government ID card with Address Proof
Who can avail the test?
  • Anybody with active symptoms of Covid 19 like fever, cough, breathing difficulty etc.
  • Any asymptomatic individual who is a direct and high-risk contact
  • In hotspots and containment zones and as per government guidelines
  • Can be used for mass testing
  • Might require further confirmation with RT PCR
About the test:
  • It is point of care testing  
  • A positive test should be considered as a true positive whereas all symptomatic individuals testing negative through the rapid antigen test should be confirmed with a RTPCR test
  • Immediate results  
  • All the results need to be informed to ICMR on a real time basis  
  • Has a moderate sensitivity but high specificity.
  • Indicates active infection
  • Testing should be done as per the latest government testing strategy guidelines
  • Physician consultation is required after a positive result
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