HOW THE PCR TEST WORKS
The COVID-19 Antigen Test is designed to determine if someone has a current COVID-19 (SARS- CoV-2) infection. This is a screening test and should be confirmed with a laboratory based PCR test. Testing between the 1st and 5th day after symptoms onset provides the highest degree of accuracy.
The test comes in a box of 20 and uses a throat swab to take a sample at the back of the throat. This is placed in the sample extraction tube which contains a buffer liquid, and then 3 drops ofthe solution are put onto the detection kit.
The Rapid Antigen Test provide one of three (3) results:
1. Negative - meaning the test did not detect COVID-19 (SARS- CoV-2)
2. Positive Ag - meaning a current COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has been detected
3. Invalid - meaning the test has not worked and should be repeated
It is recommended that companies test staff daily, every few days or weekly depending on the specific requirements.
ACCURACY OF RESULTS
The Antigen test we provide at DNA Workplace has been trialed extensively and found to have the following accuracy:
A positive test indicates infection however a negative test does not rule out the person having COVID-19 in all capacities. All negative tests should be repeated if the patient is showing symptoms.
Please note that this test does not indicate whether you have had the COVID-19 virus recently or in the past.
Testing can be carried out by the staff member either at your organization’s offices or at the staff members home. Online training is provided to ensure the collection process is strictly followed otherwise the result may be invalid.
Where the sample will be taken:
• Mouth and Nose Swab (UK & USA)
• Mouth Swab (USA)
After the collection is completed, the kit is sent to the designated laboratory.
Within 2-3 working days results are released to the nominated clinical lead or representative for your organization who is responsible for delivering the
information and advice to the staff members.