The rapid, highly portable, reliable and affordable antigen test is the solution we have been waiting for. It is easy to administer by a health professional.
The Antigen Rapid Test Card works by detecting the presence of viral proteins (antigens) expressed by the COVID-19 virus in a sample from the respiratory tract of a person. If the target antigen is present in sufficient concentrations in the sample, it will bind to specific antibodies fixed to the test strip enclosed in the test card and generate a visually detectable signal, typically within 15 minutes.
The antigens detected are expressed only when the virus is actively replicating, therefore, such tests are best used to identify acute or early infection.