Covid-19 rapid 15-minutes antigen test kits in Colchester. You can now book online or enquire in-store at Dedham Pharmacy. You can also request a fit-for-travel certificate with the test, signed by a healthcare professional.
What is the cost of the Covid-19 rapid 15-minutes antigen test kits in Colchester?
We offer the test at £45 at Dedham Pharmacy, Colchester. This includes the test kit and a certificate signed by a healthcare professional. You can book your test kit online through our website or visit us at the pharmacy.
What is the science behind the covid-19 rapid antigen test?
The SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swab specimens directly from individuals who are suspected of an active COVID-19 infection by their healthcare provider within the first seven days of the onset of symptoms.
How does the test work?
The covid-19 rapid antigen testing kit is designed to provide a fast and accurate method of detecting an active Covid-19 infection. The process involves taking a sample from both nostrils using a sterile swab. The swab is then inserted into the extraction solution tube and mixed well. The solution from the extraction tube is then added to the test cassette and results are shown on the cassette after 15 minutes. For best results, this procedure should be done straight after taking the swab sample but it can be done for up to an hour after taking the sample.
Covid-19 rapid 15-minutes antigen test kits for travel
If you are going away on holiday and need a fit-for-travel certificate which shows that you are not currently infected with Covid-19 then this service could be for you. COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a solid-phase immunochromatographic assay for the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to 2019 Novel Coronavirus in human whole blood, serum or plasma. All the test kits are market with EC meaning that they meet the European Commission standards for safety and accuracy. We provide the test with a fit-for-travel certificate that is signed by a healthcare professional. Each country has different requirements for the Covid-19 tests so you need to check the requirements for your destination(s) to make sure that they will accept this test.
If you require a Covid-19 rapid 15-minutes antigen test in Colchester or the surrounding areas for travel, work, corporate or personal purpose then get in touch or book your test kit online.
We also offer the Covid-19 PCR lab-based test, click here for more information.