Covid-19 Antigen Test with Reliability and 95% accuracy

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ANTIGEN TESTING

Covid-19 Antigen test CV-19 Mobile testing

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ANTIGEN TESTING

What is an antigen test?

An antigen test detects viral antigens (proteins based on the surface of the virus) of the Sars-Cov-2 virus (the virus that causes Covid-19) within a swab taken from a person’s nose and throat. The detection of Sars-Cov-2 antigens indicates that the person being tested may have an active Covid-19 infection.

Why would I want an antigen test?

The test can tell you whether you are currently infected with the virus and therefore able to transmit the virus to others. With this information you can then safely isolate from friends and family and seek further testing or medical advice if necessary.

I've read a lot online about the rapid tests being unreliable?

We have sourced the best testing equipment from South Korea, one of the few countries leading the world in testing and infection control and will continue to upgrade when improved tests become available. Our antigen test boasts an accuracy of over 95%.

What is your antigen testing policy?

This is a test you take to give you an indication of whether you are currently infected with the Sars-Cov-2 virus (the virus that causes Covid-19).

Please be advised to closely follow all government regulation regardless of result.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

By providing you with the option to obtain this test, we are not impacting in any way on the ability of NHS workers or anyone else to get tested for Covid-19. We also guarantee that the prices we charge are reasonable considering the costs incurred in delivering this test to you entirely without any government funding.

What does the test involve?

Our Covid-19 Antigen Test consists of a simple swab sample taken from the throat and nasal cavity, carried out by one of our trained nurses in the test unit. The swab sample is then analysed by our point of care fluorescent immunoassay system to reduce any human error readings.  Results will be sent to you confidentially within 12 hours.

How accurate is this antigen test?

The sensitivity is 92% and the specificity is 99%.

How is the Mobile Testing Unit environment kept clean?

All surfaces are wiped down using 80% Ethanol and medical grade disinfectant wipes to ensure sterility after each test. We also have a free standing air filtration system, the Illuvia air decontamination system, capable of inactivating microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa.  More information HERE

How will I receive my results?

You will receive your results via the email address that you registered for the booking of the test within a 12 hour window in the format below.

 

What is an antigen test?

An antigen test detects viral antigens (proteins based on the surface of the virus) of the Sars-Cov-2 virus (the virus that causes Covid-19) within a swab taken from a person’s nose and throat. The detection of Sars-Cov-2 antigens indicates that the person being tested may have an active Covid-19 infection.

Why would I want an antigen test?

The test can tell you whether you are currently infected with the virus and therefore able to transmit the virus to others. With this information you can then safely isolate from friends and family and seek further testing or medical advice if necessary.

I've read a lot online about the rapid tests being unreliable?

We have sourced the best testing equipment from South Korea, one of the few countries leading the world in testing and infection control and will continue to upgrade when improved tests become available. Our antigen test boasts an accuracy of over 95%.

What is your antigen testing policy?

This is a test you take to give you an indication of whether you are currently infected with the Sars-Cov-2 virus (the virus that causes Covid-19).

Please be advised to closely follow all government regulation regardless of result.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

By providing you with the option to obtain this test, we are not impacting in any way on the ability of NHS workers or anyone else to get tested for Covid-19. We also guarantee that the prices we charge are reasonable considering the costs incurred in delivering this test to you entirely without any government funding.

What does the test involve?

Our Covid-19 Antigen Test consists of a simple swab sample taken from the throat and nasal cavity, carried out by one of our trained nurses in the test unit. The swab sample is then analysed by our point of care fluorescent immunoassay system to reduce any human error readings.  Results will be sent to you confidentially within 12 hours.

How accurate is this antigen test?

The sensitivity is 92% and the specificity is 99%.

How is the Mobile Testing Unit environment kept clean?

All surfaces are wiped down using 80% Ethanol and medical grade disinfectant wipes to ensure sterility after each test. We also have a free standing air filtration system, the Illuvia air decontamination system, capable of inactivating microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa.  More information HERE

How will I receive my results?

You will receive your results via the email address that you registered for the booking of the test within a 12 hour window in the format below.

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Covid-19 Antigen Test with Reliability and 95% accuracy

Guidance on interpreting COVID-19 antigen screening results

A positive antigen result indicates that Sars-Cov-2 viral antigens were detected on your swab sample, and that you may have an active Covid-19 infection.

A negative result then indicates that you do not currently have an active infection, as the presence of Sars-Cov-2 antigens were not detected on your sample.

Our test boasts an accuracy of 96%, with a specificity of 99% and a sensitivity of 92%. No test is 100% accurate.

Specificity concerns the false positive rate and is expressed as a percentage. The test has a specificity of 99%. This means that there is very little cross-reactivity with other coronaviruses (e.g the common cold). If you have a positive result, then it is highly likely the virus was present on your sample the day of the test.

The sensitivity of the test refers to the false negative rate and is also expressed as a percentage. The antigen test has a minimum sensitivity of 92% if performed correctly. This means that if performed correctly, 92 out of every 100 will be correctly diagnosed as having an active Covid-19 infection.

As you can see from the sensitivity, if the swab is performed correctly the test will provide a valid result. However, the swab is difficult to perform and a poor quality sample reduces the sensitivity and therefore increases likelihood of false negative result. Alternatively, the virus may not be present at the site the sample was taken from.

Timing may also be an issue: it could be too early or too late in the infection to detect replicating virus antigens.

As you can see, it is important that results are considered within a clinical context. Taking into account the factors above, the false negative rate in some studies is up to 30%.

This is why many institutions require repeat sampling at least 24hrs later in order to confirm a negative result.

Risks of a false negative include: delayed or lack of supportive treatment, lack of monitoring of infected individuals and their household or other close contacts for symptoms resulting in increased risk of spread of COVID-19 within the community, or other unintended adverse events.

If your test is negative but you think there is a strong possibility you have/had symptoms of covid-19, it is essential that you continue to follow government guidelines for self-isolation of you and your household. You can read more about this and self-isolation on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.

Want to know more?

Then visit our contact page HERE or see more ABOUT US.

 You can also make a BOOKING HERE

Guidance on interpreting COVID-19 antigen screening results

A positive antigen result indicates that Sars-Cov-2 viral antigens were detected on your swab sample, and that you may have an active Covid-19 infection.

A negative result then indicates that you do not currently have an active infection, as the presence of Sars-Cov-2 antigens were not detected on your sample.

Our test boasts an accuracy of 96%, with a specificity of 99% and a sensitivity of 92%. No test is 100% accurate.

Specificity concerns the false positive rate and is expressed as a percentage. The test has a specificity of 99%. This means that there is very little cross-reactivity with other coronaviruses (e.g the common cold). If you have a positive result, then it is highly likely the virus was present on your sample the day of the test.

The sensitivity of the test refers to the false negative rate and is also expressed as a percentage. The antigen test has a minimum sensitivity of 92% if performed correctly. This means that if performed correctly, 92 out of every 100 will be correctly diagnosed as having an active Covid-19 infection.

As you can see from the sensitivity, if the swab is performed correctly the test will provide a valid result. However, the swab is difficult to perform and a poor quality sample reduces the sensitivity and therefore increases likelihood of false negative result. Alternatively, the virus may not be present at the site the sample was taken from.

Timing may also be an issue: it could be too early or too late in the infection to detect replicating virus antigens.

As you can see, it is important that results are considered within a clinical context. Taking into account the factors above, the false negative rate in some studies is up to 30%.

This is why many institutions require repeat sampling at least 24hrs later in order to confirm a negative result.

Risks of a false negative include: delayed or lack of supportive treatment, lack of monitoring of infected individuals and their household or other close contacts for symptoms resulting in increased risk of spread of COVID-19 within the community, or other unintended adverse events.

If your test is negative but you think there is a strong possibility you have/had symptoms of covid-19, it is essential that you continue to follow government guidelines for self-isolation of you and your household. You can read more about this and self-isolation on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.

Want to know more?

Then visit our contact page HERE or see more ABOUT US.

You can also make a BOOKING HERE

Covid-19 Antigen Test with Reliability and 95% accuracy