COVID-19 is an infectious disease that can affect your airways and lungs, caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in late 2019.
The most common symptoms associated with COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, a dry cough, and shortness of breath.
COVID-19 has proven to be very infectious, creating global pandemic status. Effective testing is of crucial importance to understanding infection, and reducing the spread of the virus.
Please note our tests are CE marked for professional use only, and is not for sale to the general public.
Our COVID-19 rapid tests identify COVID-19 present in samples and give a qualitative yes/no result within 15 minutes.
The tests are perfect for screening quickly at the patient side to detect the presence of COVID-19. The test can be used as a companion to our antibody test to increase the window of detection.
Implementing rapid screening for COVID-19 is time and cost-effective, particularly when compared to, or integrated into, laboratory screening, and will help control the virus by identifying active infection rapidly and accurately.
The tests either use a swab sample from either the nose or throat (nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal sample) or a saliva sample. Whichever test is used, the sample is introduced into the test cassette by suspension in a buffer solution.
We currently offer three testing devices: a visual read swab test, an immunofluorescence test (which uses an electronic reader), and a visual read saliva test. We pride ourselves on the cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and accuracy of all our tests. The tests have been used across Europe, and we have recently provided two million of our COVID-19 Antigen Test Cassettes to the UK Government.