The following items are required to perform the test and are included in each kit:
-Test device (individually packed in a foil pouch with desiccant)
-Tube with extraction buffer and carrier
-Instructions for Use and Quick Reference Guide
Four steps to your result:
1. Take a sample
Wash your hands before performing the test. Take the swab out of the packaging, being careful to only touch the swab by the handle. Tilt your head back slightly. Insert the swab into one nostril. Slowly push the swab forward about 2 cm (parallel to the roof of your mouth) until you feel resistance. Do not apply any pressure. Turn the swab 4 times (for a total of approx. 15 seconds) against the inside of the nose and then remove it from the nose. Repeat with the same swab in the other nostril. Please see the Instructions for Use and Quick Reference Guide.
2. Dissolve the sample (in the extraction buffer)
Place the swab in a tube with extraction buffer. Squeeze the tube at the bottom and turn the swab back and forth more than 10 times. Continue to squeeze the sides of the tube while removing the swab to force all of the liquid out of the swab. Press the dispenser cap firmly onto the tube. Please see the Instructions for Use and Quick Reference Guide.
3. Apply the dissolved sample to the test cassette
Place the test strip on a flat surface. Hold the tube vertically over the round marked area (not the rectangular result window). Drop exactly 4 drops on the field. To do this, gently squeeze the tube if necessary. Please see the Instructions for Use and Quick Reference Guide.
4. Check the result
Set a timer and read the test result after 15-30 minutes. If the test result is read after more than 30 minutes, the result may be incorrect. Please see the Instructions for Use and Quick Reference Guide.
Interpreting of your results:
Positive test result – The presence of a test line visible to the naked eye (T), no matter how faint, together with a control line (C) means a positive test result. A positive result means that you are very likely to have COVID-19. A positive test result means it is very likely that you have COVID‑19. Please go directly to get a laboratory PCR test. For your local state/territory health department click on the following link: https://www.health.gov.au/about-us/contact-us/local-state-and-territory-health-departments
Negative test result – The presence of a control line (C) (no matter how weak it is) but no test line (T) means a negative result. It is unlikely that you have COVID-19. Negative test results do not exclude infection with COVID-19 (so face masks, social distancing and good hygiene practice must be maintained). Negative results do not rule out a SARS‑CoV‑2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including decisions about infection control. Individuals who have tested negative and continue to show COVID‑19‑like symptoms should contact their doctor/primary care physician.
Invalid test result – If no control line (C) is visible, the result should be considered invalid (the test has not worked properly and a result should not be interpreted). Look carefully: even if the control line is weakly visible to the naked eye, the test can be considered valid. You may not have performed the test correctly. Read the instructions for use carefully and repeat the test. If the test results are still invalid, please contact your doctor/primary care physician.
Note: Consultation with a healthcare professional will take place before delivery of this rapid antigen test product.