A home use test for COVID-19 can be used conveniently and safely without the supervision of a Health Care Practitioner.
Advantages of a Home Nasal Swab Antigen Test
- Does not require supervision of a Health Care Practitioner.
- It can be used by people in the home, workplace or elsewhere by simple nasal swab sample.
- It detects the protein (antigen) the COVID-19 virus generates which is consistent across all the different strains and variants. (Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta).
- Designed for screening purposes compared to the PCR ( Polymerase chain reaction test is the gold standard for definitive testing).
- Can be used within the first 7 days of symptom onset with a result generated between 10-15 minutes.
When to Use the Home Rapid Antigen Test
- The RightSign rapid antigen test is only approved to be used for self use for screening purposes.
- It is recommended for use within the first 7 days of symptom onset when the viral load is at its highest.
- Rapid antigen tests may play a role for screening before travel, before attending a major event, before attending school or a workplace, or for use in compulsory home quarantine.
- Rapid antigen test are also currently being used in some high risk settings such as hospitals and aged care facilities.
How to Use:Step 1
Use each test only ONE time.Step 2
Test within 7 days of onset of symptoms.Step 3
Children under 18 years should be tested by an adult or under adult supervision.
Two lines appear in the main window. Line in Control Region (C) and any visible line in Test Region (T). A very faint line in the Test region (T) is also still considered to be a positive result.
If a positive result is obtained, visit a COVID-19 clinic for a PCR rest immediately to confirm the result.
One line appears in Control Region (C) and no apparent line in Test Region (T).
No line in Control Region (C), with or without a line in the Test Region (T).
- Results from any test which has not produced a Control band at the specified read time must be discarded.
- Please review the procedure and repeat with a new test.
- If the problem persists, discontinue using the kit immediately and contact your supplier.
Disposal of Used Tests
Used rapid antigen test cassettes, swabs, buffer tubes, plastic gloves and all other items in contact with bodily fluids should be double-bagged in plastic, leak-proof bags and disposed in the normal household rubbish disposal.
Frequently Asked Questions
The COVID-19 rapid antigen test is a single-use test kit intended to detect COVID-19 antigen in a nasal swab. Refer to the test package insert for full details.
Within the first 7 days of symptom onset.
If you receive a positive result, self-isolate, immediately get a laboratory PCR test, and contact your local health department.*
*Negative results do not exclude infection with COVID-19. Positive test results or symptomatic persons require immediate confirmatory testing with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.