3IN1 Antigen Rapid Test: Salvia, Nasal and Pharyngeal (Throat Swab)
The 3IN1 the Antigen Rapid Test with even easier Handling.
The EDELVITAL Rapid COVID-19 antigen test is a colloidal gold immunochromatography for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antigens in human nasal swabs, throat swabs or saliva from individuals suspected of having COVID-19.
The results relate to the identiﬁcation of the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocap-sid antigen. The antigen is generally detectable in upper or lower respiratory tract specimens during the acute phase of infection. Positive results indicate the presence of viral antigens, but clinical correlation with history and other diagnostic information is required to determine infection status.
• 3 in 1 sampling with nasal, throat or saliva swab.
• High performance proven by clinical study
• Rapid detection of SARS COV-2 nucleocapsid antigen in 15 minutes.
• No instrumentation required.
• Cost-effective solution for large-scale testing.
The clinical performance of the COVID-19 antigen rapid test (colloidal gold) was demonstrated by testing 1096 positive and 793 negative samples for SARS-CoV-2 antigen with a sensitivity of 99.18% (95% CI: 98.45% - 99.62%) and a speciﬁcity of 100% (95% CI: 99.54% - 100%).
Clinical samples were determined to be positive or negative using an RT-PCR reference method.
Ideal for children & the elderly.
The EDELVITAL™ 3 in 1 Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test is one of the mostly highly accurate on the market. As approved by the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Germany, and registered with the German Medical regulator BfArM, with a specificity of 100%. The less invasive test for children and the elderly can be used by placing the swab on the tongue after coughing and allowing it to absorb oral saliva, sometimes referred to as the “Lollipop test”.
Features & Benefits
Edelvital is an Austrian brand, that has researched the best solutions available to the medical industry, to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The most unique feature of this test is the sensitivity of the test, which actually allows, if required, in addition to saliva, throat and nasal swab tests, a fourth anal swab test to be taken. The test is, therefore, invaluable when testing children and the elderly, who may experience angst and concern with a more invasive nasopharyngeal test. The test does not require medically trained staff. Staff members can be trained in carrying out the test while utilizing the usual recommended rules and guidelines, for hygiene, in prevention of cross contamination of samples.
Rapid COVID-19 Antigen 3 in 1 Test Detection Principle
The reagent in the test is based on a Gold immunochromatographic assay. During the test, specimen extracts are applied to the Test Cards. In the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, antigens in the extraction bind to the SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody. With the lateral flow of the liquids, the compound will move along the nitrocellulose membrane towards the end of the absorbent paper. As the liquid progresses it passes line T, coated with another SARS-CoV2 coated monoclonal antibody when captured it results in a colour on this line. Once it has passed line C which is the Colloidal Gold various lgG antibodies are captured resulting in a coloured line C which is the control.
Rapid COVID-19 Antigen 3 in 1 Test Ease of use EDELVITAL™
Once the swab sample is taken, either from the throat (oropharygeal), within a few centimeters upon entering the oral cavity for a saliva test, or in the nose a (nasopharyngeal) test, where the swab may be inserted up to 2.5 cm inside the anterior nasal cavity and turned around to capture the sample. The swab is then inserted into the tube provided which is prefilled with a specially sensitive extraction solution. Following the manual manipulation of the swab several seconds, within the tube, to release the contents of the swab into the solution. The swab is then discarded and the special lid replaced onto the tube in order to then use it as a pipette, placing the required number of drops onto the test card.
The unique features of this test in comparison to other Antigen tests on the market is fivefold.
Firstly, the test uses a unique collection vial that completely eradicates the need for having to work with a separate buffer solution. This means no mistakes in dosage or spillage of the contents, maintaining the integrity of the test, saving costs on tests lost to human error.
Secondly, as a direct result of the solution integrated test tube, the test is much faster than other antigen test presently on the market.
Thirdly, this test has been produced as a result of extensive research into the efficiacy of the integral components, allowing a larger category of sample sites from which to quickly retrieve a test sample, within or without a hospital setting.
Fourthly, the product is very stable at room temperature and can be stored for 24 months at 2-30 degrees centigrade.
Fifth, the product is easy to ship and store and does not require refridgeration.
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