SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen Test 2pkRegular price €12.00
COVID-19 Antigen Test
A simple and reliable lateral flow test for the detection of COVID-19 antigens from a nasal swab sample.
Easy to use,Nasal swab sample,Results in 20 minutes,CE certified for self test use in the UK ,Two tests per pack.98% Sensitivity, 100% Specificity
Meets World Health Organisation (WHO) specifications. Assembled in the UK
The SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen Test is a rapid immunodiagnostic lateral flow test for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein in nasal swab samples. The test can be used by people who are asymptomatic or have experienced an onset of symptoms for less than 7 days.
This test has been specifically designed, developed and CE certified for self test use, according to the In Vitro Diagnostics Directive 98/79EC. This means that the SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen Test can be legally sold and used by laypersons in the UK and EU.
For adults and children age 15 and over.
How does the SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen Test Work?
After infection, the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects your cells and starts to reproduce. In the first five days after infection, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is detectable in the nose and back of the throat.
The SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen rapid lateral flow test uses specific antibodies to recognise proteins produced by the virus (nucleocapsid protein). When the virus is present in your nasal cavities at a detectable concentration level, it is detected by producing a coloured test line (T) in the reading window of the lateral flow test device. A control line appears under the C mark of the test device showing that the test completed correctly.
When should the test be used?
Following infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, many symptoms may appear including fever, cough, sore throat, loss of the sense of taste or smell, or a rash. Recently, in younger people, symptoms may also include headache, runny nose and sore throat, similar to a bad cold (read more). It is recommended to perform SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen Test within 5 days after the onset of symptoms or within 7 days after having been in contact with infected persons if you do not have any symptoms. The SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen Test can be used at any time of the day, but it is not suitable for children under 15 years old.
Can the result be incorrect?
The results are accurate as long as the instructions are followed as written. Nevertheless, the result can be incorrect if the SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen Test gets wet before using the test or if the procedure for using the swab or adding the drops is not followed correctly. The dropper bottle provided with your test ensures that the correct amount of sample is added to the test device.
How accurate it the SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen Test?
Evaluation of the SELFCheck COVID-19 Antigen Test showed a sensitivity of 98.03% [CI 95% 88.98 - 100.00%] and a specificity of 100% compared with the PCR reference method. These performances comply with the W.H.O. requirements. Although this test is reliable, doctors are aware that all medical tests may give a small number of false positive or negative results.
Will this test be accepted for travel by airlines and holiday companies?
Always check with your airline or holiday company first. The SELFCheck test is a lateral flow test not a PCR test and your travel company or airline might insist on a PCR test.
What is the difference between a PCR test and a lateral flow test?
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests detect the genetic material (RNA) contained within the SARS CoV2 virus whereas lateral flow tests detect the proteins that make up the core or surface of the virus particle itself. PCR tests can only be performed in laboratories or specialist centres whereas lateral flow tests can be used at home or in the lab.