Softec COVID-19 Antigen test kit test kits are a lateral flow test kit designed for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antigens in the nasal swab from individuals suspected by the healthcare provider to have COVID-19.
The results are for the identification of the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antigen. The antigen can usually be detected on nasal swab during the acute phase of infection. Positive results indicate the presence of viral antigens, but clinical correlation with patient history and other diagnostic information is required to determine infection status.
The SOFTEC COVID-19 Antigen Test kit Cassette is designed for use by trained clinical laboratory personnel who have been specially trained and subjected to in vitro diagnostic procedures.
The new coronaviruses (SARS-CoV-2) belong to the β genus. COVID-19 is an acute respiratory infectious disease. People are generally sensitive. Currently, patients infected with the new coronavirus are the main source of infection; Asymptomatic infected persons can also be a source of infection. According to current epidemiological research, the incubation period is 1 to 14 days, mostly 3 to 7 days. The main symptoms are fever, fatigue and dry cough. A few cases include nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pain, and diarrhea.
The COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Cassette is an immunoassay based on the double antibody-sandwich technique principle. The COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Cassette is designed to detect nucleocapsid antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swab taken from patients suspected by healthcare providers to have COVID-19.
During testing, a sample moves upwards by capillary action. SARS-CoV-2 antigens, if present in the sample, will bind to the antibody conjugates. The immune complex is then captured on the membrane by the precoated SARS-Co-2 nucleocapsid protein monoclonal antibody, and a visible colored line appears in the test line region indicating a positive result. In the absence of SARS-CoV-2 antigens, a colored line indicating a negative result will not form in the test line region.
To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear in the control line region, indicating that the appropriate amount of sample has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.