COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test – What is It?
The COVID-19 antigen rapid test is an antigen-specific, rapid, quantitative, antigen-based blood test designed for the in vitro, qualitative detection of SARS-1 virus. The test is based upon an advanced Lateral Flow Immunoassay system. This test is intended for use in the detection and treatment of SARS and other similar diseases.
This rapid test has many advantages over the other more traditional tests, which are based on the serological methods used previously in the diagnosis and treatment of SARS and other diseases. It can be very useful to health care professionals in the field of epidemiology, clinical medicine, virology, immunology, biopharmaceuticals, virology, etc.
The COVID-19 antigen rapid test is capable of detecting all the SARS-CoV strains, including the novel SARS-1 strains. This means that if you have a SARS patient with one of these strains, your test results will be able to tell you whether you should start your treatment or not. The test can also tell you whether you should expect a full recovery or not. It has the capability to distinguish between these strains, based upon their antigen content. The results are also quite accurate.
The COVID-19 antigen fast test is the only reliable method for the assessment of SARS. As the name indicates, it is capable of detecting a variety of viral strains. The tests can detect SARS strains and their antigens in human blood samples and from the nasal secretions and urine of an infected person.
The COVID-19 antigen fast test has been extensively tested over the last two decades on the patients suffering from SARS-co and other types of respiratory infections. The test has shown the capacity to detect SARS-co viruses in both the blood and the urine. All these tests are very useful when it comes to the diagnosis of various health problems related to SARS and other viruses.
However, the COVID-19 antigen rapid test is not able to distinguish between SARS-co and the other strains of SARS. virus. Therefore, it is not able to indicate whether or not the patient needs a different treatment than the one given to other patients.
To carry out this test, the patient has to be placed in a special room, called ‘SAGE’ room, where he or she has to be totally covered with an anti-SARS garment. The room is equipped with a Lateral Flow Immunoassay System (LFI), a semi-permeable membrane that can separate different types of virus and the antigen content present in the virus particles. This system detects the virus using a series of micro-beads, that are coated with the antigen content of the SARS virus.
The sample of the patient’s urine or blood is then put in a small collection tube, into the apparatus, and then the test is performed by monitoring the change in color of the liquid in the tubes. The color change is indicative of the presence of the virus or antigen in the samples.
The results will be displayed in a table that is ready for the laboratory to read and interpret them. The test can be done using a strip test or a whole blood test. There are three types of test available in the market: The test strip test, the bead test, and the whole blood test.
There is a disadvantage to using a test strip test, as it takes time to perform. The COVID-19 antigen rapid test does not provide any result immediately and it may take up to four days to get the result. It may also take more time to identify all the viral antigens present in the sample. and in order to get all the samples tested, there is a need to get the test from a number of patients and collect the samples.
The bead test is a fast test and it is accurate but time consuming too. However, this test is able to determine the presence of the SARS virus and its antigens. However, it is slower and requires more samples to analyze the results.
The whole blood test is an extremely important test and gives faster results and is accurate. In fact, it is considered the gold standard for SARS diagnosis. But it requires you to wait for several weeks for the test result because you need to have a number of samples from many patients.