COVID-19 Self Testing (UK)

Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not know they have it. SureScreen Diagnostics COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Cassette self-tests are quick, easy and efficient methods of detecting COVID-19 using a nasal swab sample.

Results in 10 minutes

Results in 10 minutes

Evaluated by Public Health England

Evaluated by Public Health England

Shallow Nasal Swab Only

Shallow Nasal Swab Only

About the self test

The SureScreen Diagnostics COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Cassette self-tests are quick, easy and efficient methods of detecting COVID-19 using a nasal swab sample. Testing yourself or someone else should take no longer than 15 minutes, and results will be ready after 10 minutes. Upon receiving your results, you should report your results to the NHS.

Below you can find information about interpreting your test results and a table with links to further information. If you require more information about conducting the test, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help.

If you would like to download the IFU directly click here.

How to take a test

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You should report your positive, negative or void results to the NHS.

Interpretation of results

Positive Result

Two lines appear. One coloured line should be in the control line region (C), and another coloured line should be in the test line region (T) two lines, one next to C and one next to T, even faint lines, shows the test is positive.

Important: If you test positive you should self-isolate, your household should follow government guidelines on self-isolating: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/
What a positive result means

If you get a positive result, it is likely you are currently infected with COVID-19 and risk infecting others. You should self-isolate. When you report your result, you will be provided with further information on the next steps to take.

Negative Result

One coloured line appears in the control line region (C). No line appears in the test line region (T).

What a negative result means

If you get a negative result, you were likely not infectious at the time you took the test. A negative test result, however, is not a guarantee that you do not have COVID-19. If you test negative, you must continue to follow national and local rules and guidelines, including regular hand washing, social distancing and wearing face coverings, where required.

If you develop symptoms you should self-isolate and get the current recommended test at: gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling the customer contact centre on 119. Lines open every day, 7am to 11pm.

You and your household should follow national guidelines.

Void Result

Control line (C) fails to appear.

What a void result means

If you get a void result, this means that the test has not run correctly and it is not possible to say if you had the virus when the test was done. You need to use another test from the pack as soon as possible. Do not reuse anything from the first test, and start the test procedure from step 1.

If the problem persists, discontinue using the test kit immediately. Order a new pack of test kits by visiting: gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, through the NHS COVID-19 App or or by calling the customer contact centre on 119. Lines are open every day, 7am to 11 pm.

You have only completed your test when you have reported your result to the NHS

Reporting Your Results

Test QR code or ID number
Recording all test results helps scientists spot new virus outbreaks and advise how to respond. If people only report a positive result, case levels look higher than they really are. So even if your result is negative or void, you’ll make sure NHS information stays accurate. You need the QR code, or the ID number under it to report your result.
Report your test online
Report online (fastest). If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland visit gov.uk/report-covid19-result

If you live in Scotland visit covidtest.scot
Test QR code or ID number
Or report by telephone. If you cannot report your result online, call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day. 7am to 11pm

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