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COVID-19
Rapid Testing Kit

COVID-19 testing kits aim to identify two forms of antibodies have been produced by the body to fight COVID-19; Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and Immunoglobulin G (IgG). IgM is present in the body after exposure to an antigen, which is a toxin or foreign substance. As well as being the largest antibody within the human body, IgM is the body’s first immune response to foreign material. IgG is developed to assist with long-term immunity, so that if the same antigen was found in the body again, the correct antibodies can be made to fight it.

If both of these antibodies are found in the body, this is a high indication that the subject has COVID-19. The test can also be used to determine whether these are early stage or later stage antibodies, helping to establish the state of infection of the subject.

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1) Collect blood sample
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2) Add blood sample to sample well
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3) Place 2–3 drops of buffer in sample well
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4) Read results after 15 minutes

What is coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a virus that can affect mammals and birds. They are composed of a group of single-stranded RNA viruses.

 What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus which can cause respiratory problems. It can be spread by saliva or droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is also thought that it can be spread by being in close contact with someone who is infected, or if you touch something that an infected person may have touched.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature and a continuous cough. Many people may only experience mild symptoms, but in some cases, it can lead to severe breathing difficulties and loss of life.

What do I have to do?

These are the simple stages of the COVID-19 testing kits.

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Massage your index finger to stimulate the blood flow. Disinfect the top of your finger with the alcohol pad. Use the lancet to pierce the skin at the top of the finger. Wipe away the first drop of blood with a cotton pad.
  3. Use the dropper to collect a blood sample.
  4. Release a few blood droplets onto the test card.
  5. Apply a plaster to the area to stop any bleeding.
  6. Place 2-3 drops of buffer solution onto the test cassette.
  7. Wait a maximum of 15 minutes, but please note that results could appear within the first 5 minutes.
  8. Take a picture of the test result.
  9. Compare the results to the chart provided.
  10. Place the kit into the additional box provided and send it back to the address below for us to dispose of, or dispose the kit through contacting your local health services.

To ensure that the test is effective, you should use the components as soon as you have removed them from their protective coverings.

Results

There are 3 lines that can change colour on the test card. Initially, these lines will appear blue, and will turn red if antibodies are detected. The top line is the Quality Control Line, the middle reports the detection of IgG and the bottom identifies IgM. The Quality Control Line should always appear, as this indicates that the test has been successful. Please see below for what the readings mean:

  1. If only the Quality Control Line appears, then the result is negative. No COVID-19 antibodies have been detected. If the Quality Control Line has not appeared, the test has failed, and you will need to do another.
  2. If the Quality Control Line and the IgM line appear, the IgM that is specific to COVID-19 has been identified.
  3. If the Quality Control Line and the IgG line appear, the IgG that is specific to COVID-19 has been identified.
  4. If the Quality Control Line, the IgM and the IgG line appear, the IgG and IgM that are specific to COVID-19 have been detected.
If I have a positive result, should I stay at home?

Yes. If you have positive results for either or both of the antibodies, you should follow government advice; self-isolate and call 111 or your GP for any further help. Do not go to the hospital or to the doctors. This is crucial for the protection of yourself and others.

How accurate is the COVID-19 test?

The COVID-19 test is 93.4% accurate.

How long does it take to get results?

You will be able to see the results within 15 minutes.

How can I know that the COVID-19 testing kit is safe?

If the test has a CE mark which shows that it has passed quality assurance tests, then the test should work and be safe to use. Furthermore, you should make sure that the test is properly sealed before use. If it is not properly sealed, then the test may not be safe to use.

Can I get COVID-19 from touching surfaces?

It may be possible to catch COVID-19 from touching surfaces which an infected person has come into contact with, and then touching your face without washing your hands. Although COVID-19 is not thought to spread as quickly in this way, you should ensure that you wash your hands after touching any surfaces that may have been contaminated.

What can I do to protect myself form COVID-19?
  • Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds.
  • You should always wash your hands as soon as you get home or get into work.
  • If you cough or sneeze, cover you mouth with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Try and maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from others and avoid those who have symptoms.
  • Dispose of used tissues.
  • Use hand sanitiser if you don’t have access to soap.
Is there a vaccine or medication for COVID-19?
  • Not at the moment. Scientists are looking into a vaccine, but there is no guarantee when this will be ready.
Who is considered ‘high risk?’
    • Pregnant women
    • Those who have severe lung conditions.
    • Those who are taking medication that weakens the immune system.
    • Those who have had an organ transplant.
    • Those with cancer, particularly those who have blood or bone marrow cancer, or those having certain types of cancer treatment.
    • Those who have conditions that increase chances of getting infections.

Pre-order

Pre-order your test. Don’t put yourself or your workforce at risk.
Once we have opened up our system, it’s imperative that all employees and organisations are tested to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Controlling the spread of the virus is fundamentally important, as is testing the workplace and employees.
The minimum order supplied to organisations is 2 kits.
The estimated delivery time is 2 weeks, but this may vary and is subject to government guidelines on movement and restrictions.










Number of kits required (minimum 2)


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