COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is a lateral flow immunoassay for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antigens in nasal swab specimens from individuals suspected of COVID-19.
Parameter of COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal Gold)
CE, ISO 13485 2016
Carton Box, 1 test/kit, 5 tests/kit, 20 tests/kit, 25 tests/kit, 50 tests/kit
l Fast. You can read the result within 5-10 minutes, faster than PCR test.
l Simple. Easy to use and easy to get the specimen, no equipment required, no PCR lab required.
l Convenient. Can be used in many places like station, airport, hospital, school and very convenient.
COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is based on colloidal gold immunochromatography assay.During the test, specimens and detection buffer
are applied to the test cartridges. If there are SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antigens in the specimens, they will bind to colloidal gold-labeled antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 N protein on conjugation pad forming virus antigen-antibody-colloidal gold complex (complex T).
During lateral flow, the complex T move along nitrocellulose membrane toward one end of the absorbent paper. When passing the line T (coated with another monoclonal antibody against virus N protein), the complex T is captured by capture antibody resulting in coloring on
line T; when passing the line C, residual colloidal gold-labeled is captured by quality-control antibody resulting in coloring on line C.
(1) Test cartridge
(2) Pre-filled extraction buffer tube
(3) Nozzles to extraction tube
(4) Nasal swab
(5) Paper rack
(6) Instructions for use
(7) Paper Cup
(8) Saliva transfer pipette
Materials required but not provided
(9) Timing device
(10) Waste bag
1. Before running the assay, ensure the test area is sanitized. Open the kit and ensure all materials described in “Reagents and
Materials Provided” are included and the kit is not expired. Obtain a timing device (clock, watch or timer) and read the Instructions
2. Wash or sanitize hands thoroughly.
3. Fold/assemble the sample extraction tube rack.
4. Remove one pre-filled extraction tube from the sealed pouch and close the pouch with the unused tubes. Hold the tube upright and, before opening it,
tap the bottom of the tube on a clean, flat surface to ensure that any liquid on the seal is moved down into the tube.
5. Carefully remove the foil seal from the extraction tube, and place the open tube in the sample extraction tube rack. Dispose the foil
seal into a waste bag. Keep the bag to later collect other used items.
Nasal Swab Samples:
1. Remove mucus from the nose.
2. Open the swab package. Note: Do not touch the swab’s absorbent tip, so be sure to open the package on the opposite end.
3. Hold head in a vertical position and look slightly downwards .
4. Carefully insert the entire absorbent tip of the swab in one nostril and rotate at least5 times. Be sure that the absorbent tip of the
swab scrapes against the nasal wall.
5. Remove swab from nostril and, using the same swab, repeat step 4 in the other nostril.
6. Insert the absorbent tip of the swab into the extraction buffer tube and swirl theswab at least 5 times.
7. Squeeze the tube against the submerged swab several times to facilitate extraction of the specimen. Remove the swab,
place it back in its original wrapping and dispose into the waste bag.
8. Place the nozzle onto the extraction tube and ensure it is attached firmly.
1. Before collecting oral fluid relax your cheeks and gently massage cheeks with fingers for 15-30 seconds, Place the tongue against the upper and lower jaws and roots to enrich the oral fluid.
2. Gently spit oral fluid into the collection bag.The sample is now ready for processing using the kit.
3. Fill the saliva till the lower scale mark of saliva transfer pipette and the volume will be around 150uL.
Transfer saliva specimen into the pre-filled extraction buffer tube with the transfer pipette.
Note: saliva is highly viscous. Please strictly follow the instructions described above. Adding excessive or insufficient saliva sample
may cause inaccurate results.
4. Squeeze the pipette no less than 5 times to mix the saliva sample with sample extraction solution.
5. Insert the Nozzles to extraction tube firmly on the Pre-filled extraction buffer tube. Put the tube still for 1 minute to release viral antigens.
6. Freshly collected specimens should be processed as soon as possible, but no later than one hour after specimen collection.
Restore the test devices and specimens to room temperature (15-30°C ) prior to testing.
1. Remove the cassette device from the sealed pouch just prior to testing. Lay the device on a clean, flat surface and label
with specimen ID/name.
2. Invert the sample extraction tube and slowly add 2~3 drops of the extracted specimen into the sample well of the cassette
device by gently squeezing the sample tube.
3. Set the timing device for 15 minutes.
4. Read the results after 15 minutes. Note: The result might be visible after a shorter time, however, it should only be interpreted
between 15-20 minutes after dispensing the sample material onto the cassette device.
5. Collect all used items (swab, Paper Cup,Saliva pipette,cassette, sample extraction tube, foil seal and nozzle, and potentially used gloves)
into the waste bag. Close the bag and dispose in a biohazard trash can.
6. Thoroughly wash or sanitize hands and any used surfaces/tools for the procedure.
Alternative procedure for specimens stored in VTM:
Add 70 µL of the VTM specimen directly into the sample well of the cassette device and proceed to step 3 above.
Note: This method is only recommended for samples stored in VTM not containing pH indicator dye, as the dye color might interfere
with the assay.
1. Negative results: coloring on C line appear only.
2. Positive results: coloring on both T line and C line. (Note: Faint line should be regard as coloring)
3. Invalid results: no coloring appear on C line regardless of T line coloring.
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