FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between COVID-19 PCR test, antigen test, and antibody test?
There are two kinds of tests available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. RT-PCR test and antigen test are both viral test which detects the presence of SAR-CoV-2 from upper respiratory samples. The RT-PCR test targets the genomic information of the virus (RNA); however, the COVID-19 antigen test kit detects pieces of proteins that make up the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The WHO recommends both RT-PCR tests and antigen tests for the diagnosis of active coronavirus infection. Please visit the US FDA page for more information about Coronavirus Testing Basics.
Can I use this test at home for self-testing?
The COVID-19 antigen test kit is not intended for at-home use. This test kit has to be administered by a healthcare professional. We are working on the submission of over-the-counter (OTC) permission. Please make sure to check with your local ministry of health or regulatory authorities before placing an order.
What’s the availability of this product and how long can you deliver to my country?
This product is available now. For small quantities, delivery can be made within 1-2 weeks. Please contact us for large order quantities. Our international sales team is happy to assist you with large orders or distributor discounts.
Do you provide Private Label Services?
Yes, we provide private label service. Please contact us for more information.
Is this product available in the US?
EasyRapidNow™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit is not yet approved by the US FDA. We have submitted all documentation and are awaiting FDA EUA approval. These tests are available for SURVEILLANCE TEST PURPOSES only and are NOT intended for use in Diagnostic Procedures in the USA.
Is It Safe?
Swab tests are designed to be quick, easy, accurate and safe. The proper use of the swab in entry part of the nose is a very low risk procedure. Additional video support using VideoPassport ™ makes it even easier..
Sensitivity and Specificity are statistical measures of the performance of a binary classification test that are widely used in medicine.
Accuracy rates are used over Efficacy rates due to describing something reaching its goal as part of the whole and it’s something which can be measured, while efficacy rates are more abstract.
Disclosure: The test is under review by the FDA for approval by the FDA EUA. Results from Antigen testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status. EasyRapidNow™ is not affiliated with BinaxNow™ or Abbott Laboratories.
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