COVID-19 Antigen Pen Home Test
For Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) use only, we present the antigen rapid test saliva pen. This innovative Covid-19 antigen pen allows for convenient and accurate home testing.
How to Use an Instant Covid-19 Antigen Pen Home test
Performing serial testing is recommended for individuals with negative results at least twice over three days, with a 48-hour interval between tests, especially for symptomatic individuals. If you continue to experience COVID-19 symptoms despite negative results in both your first and second tests, it is advised to consult with your healthcare provider for further evaluation. A positive test result indicates the presence of proteins from the COVID-19 virus in the sample, suggesting a likelihood of COVID-19 infection.
When conducting COVID testing at home, it is important to consider specific instructions for swabbing children. In the case of children, it may not be necessary to insert the swab as deeply into the nostril. Additionally, it may be helpful to have another individual support the child’s head while performing the swabbing procedure, particularly for very young children.
When using the Covid Antigen Pen for Covid testing at home, it is important to note that this test should not be used on children under 2 years of age. Additionally, for children between 2 and 14 years of age, an adult must provide assistance or supervision while conducting the test.
How to properly prepare for Use of an Instant Covid-19 Antigen Pen Home test
To properly prepare for the at-home COVID-19 diagnostic test, please adhere to the following guidelines:
– Stay informed about the current expiration dates for the test by visiting the official FDA website.
– It is essential to use the test at room temperature.
– Prior to usage, carefully inspect the packaging to ensure its integrity. Avoid using the test if the foil packaging appears visibly damaged.
– Only open the foil package when you are ready to perform the test. It is recommended to utilize the test within one hour of opening.
– Ensure you have a flat surface area, such as a table top, to conduct the test.
– Prior to starting the test, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Alternatively, you may use hand sanitizer.
A note on Covid-19 results:
– Multiple clinical studies have shown that taking antigen tests multiple times across several days improves test accuracy for determining COVID-19 infection.
– Serial testing is recommended to minimize the risk of incorrect results.
– A positive test result indicates a high likelihood of COVID-19 infection, and self-isolation is recommended. Contact a healthcare provider for further medical advice.
– A negative test result means that antigens from the COVID-19 virus were not detected.
A positive result for COVID-19 testing at home is determined by the visibility of both the Control (C) line and the Test (T) line. If there is any faint line in the Test (TT) region along with a line in the Control (CC) region, it should be interpreted as a positive result. No further testing is necessary if a positive result is obtained. A positive result indicates that the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been detected in the sample, suggesting a high likelihood of having COVID-19 and being contagious. It is crucial to promptly contact your doctor, primary care physician, or local health authority, and strictly follow the local guidelines for self-isolation. Although rare, there is a slight possibility of obtaining an incorrect positive result (a false positive) with this test.
A negative result for COVID-19 can be determined by the visibility of the Control (C) line without the presence of the Test (T) line. To ensure the accuracy of a negative COVID-19 test result, the following actions should be taken:
– If symptoms are present on the first day of testing, it is recommended to test again after 48 hours.
– If no symptoms are present on the first day of testing, it is advisable to conduct two additional tests at least 48 hours apart.
It is important to note that a negative COVID-19 test result indicates the absence of the virus in the sample, but it does not completely rule out the possibility of COVID-19. Antigen tests, like the one described here, have a higher chance of producing false negative results compared to laboratory-based PCR tests. If the test is negative, but COVID-19-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath persist, further testing for SARS-CoV-2 with a molecular test or other respiratory diseases should be considered. If applicable, seeking follow-up care with a primary healthcare provider is advised for proper evaluation and guidance.
If the control (C) line is not observable, the test outcome is considered invalid. Please conduct a retest using a fresh swab and a new test device. Please note that the control line may become visible shortly after commencing the test, while the test line may take up to 15 minutes to appear. It is important to be aware that an invisible control line indicates an invalid covid test result, meaning the test did not provide accurate information about your covid status. A negative covid test result can only be confirmed if the control line is clearly visible within the designated time frame.