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1. What is Antigen?

Antigens are molecules that exist on viruses or bacteria, including COVID-19. They can usually be detected in the upper respiratory tract at the early stage of infection. By detecting the presence of viral antigens, infected people can be quickly screened out.

2. Antigen Rapid Test is easy, convenient and accurate. Can it replace RT-PCR testing?

Antigen Rapid Test is indeed easy to use. One can view the test result in just 15 minutes. This makes it very suitable for individual testing at home, or mass population screening. However its sensitivity is relatively lower than that of RT-PCR. Antigen test is therefore widely used as initial screening, it cannot replace RT-PCR testing.

Rapid test kit for COVID19 antigen RT-PCR
Time 15 mins Few hours
Operation Simple (can be done at home) Require well-trained professionals to perform the test
Price Comparatively low Comparatively high
Accuracy Highly accurate but not as sensitive as RT-PCR.
May need to double confirm with RT-PCR.
Highly accurate and sensitive.

3. If the result is negative, does it mean I am safe?

A negative test result indicates that there is no antigen found in the sample. A false negative result may be produced when the sample is collected improperly, or when the test was performed incorrectly. You may still have a chance to be in contact with the virus in your daily lives. As a best practice, performing the test once a week is recommended.

4. If the result is positive, what should I do?

This test provides only a preliminary result for COVID-19 infection. If the result is positive, you should consult with a doctor for professional advice immediately.

5. If my RT-PCR test result is negative, do I still need to do antigen test?

RT-PCR test can detect COVID-19 virus accurately. However, like all other tests, it only confirms that there is no COVID-19 virus detected in the sample. This does not mean that you will not get infected after the test. No matter you choose RT-PCR or antigen test, the only way to confirm you are safe is to test regularly. AUISET COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit provides a good way to self-test regularly, as it is fast, convenient, more cost-efficient and no professional assistance is required.

6. When using the New Saliva Test, do I have to collect sample first thing in the morning on an empty stomach?

No. You can run the New Saliva Test any time after rinsing your mouth with clean water, then Cough up secretions deep in the throat.

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1. 什么是抗原?

抗原是指病原体外部的分子或分子结构,存在于新冠病毒上。通常在感染早期就可以在上呼吸道中被检测出来,可作为检测体内病毒的指标。

2. 抗原快速测试简单方便而且准确 ,可否用以取代病毒核酸检测?

抗原快速测试方便易用,可以于十五分钟内有检测结果,非常适合自我检测或大规模筛查。但对病毒的敏感度比病毒核酸检测略低。所以抗原快速测试只适用于初步筛查,不能取代病毒核酸检测。

新型冠状病毒抗原快速测试 核酸检测
时间 15 分钟 几小时
操作 测试的操作简单, 甚至可以在家中自行进行 需要由受过训练的专业人员处理及进行测试
价钱 较低 较高
准确度 准确度及灵敏度比核酸检测略低一点, 视乎情况有需要使用核酸检测再确定测试结果 有极高的准确度及灵敏度

3. 检测结果显示阴性,我就安全?

检测结果为阴性,表示这次采集的样本内未有病毒抗原。而采集样本过程及检测操作出错亦有机会导致假阴性。加上日常生活亦有机会接触到病毒,因此一般建议每周检查一次以确保没有受到病毒感染。

4. 检测结果显示阳性,我该如何处理?

检测结果应配合其他临床症状进行诊断。如果检测结果显示阳性,请立即寻求医生的专业意见。

5. 如果我已经完成核酸检测并呈阴性,我是否不需要再做抗原检测?

核酸检测虽然能准确地检测新冠病毒患者,但它跟其他测试一样,只能确定检测时样本是否含有新冠病毒,并不代表在检测后亦不会受到新冠病毒感染。不论核酸检测或抗原检测,均需要作定期检测才能确保安全。 AUISET快速抗原检测试剂盒方便快捷,成本较低,亦无须专业人员协助,是作为自我定期检测的好方法。

6. 新式唾液采样版是否一定要在早上空肚时进行?

新式唾液采样版并不需要于早上空肚时采样,随时随地,只要在检测前先用清水漱口, 然后咳嗽出深喉唾液检测即可!

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1. 什麼是抗原?

抗原是指病原體外部的分子或分子結構,存在於新冠病毒上。通常在感染早期就可以在上呼吸道中被檢測出來,可作為檢測體內病毒的指標。

2. 抗原快速測試簡單方便而且準確 ,可否用以取代病毒核酸檢測?

抗原快速測試方便易用,可以於十五分鐘內有檢測結果,非常適合自我檢測或大規模篩查。但對病毒的敏感度比病毒核酸檢測略低。所以抗原快速測試只適用於初步篩查,不能取代病毒核酸檢測。

新型冠狀病毒抗原快速測試 核酸檢測
時間 15 分鐘 幾小時
操作 測試的操作簡單, 甚至可以在家中自行進行 需要由受過訓練的專業人員處理及進行測試
價錢 較低 較高
準確度 準確度及靈敏度比核酸檢測略低一點, 視乎情況有需要使用核酸檢測再確定測試結果 有極高的準確度及靈敏度

3. 檢測結果顯示陰性,我就安全?

檢測結果為陰性,表示這次採集的樣本內未有病毒抗原。而採集樣本過程及檢測操作出錯亦有機會導致假陰性。加上日常生活亦有機會接觸到病毒,因此一般建議每周檢查一次以確保沒有受到病毒感染。

4. 檢測結果顯示陽性,我該如何處理?

檢測結果應配合其他臨床症狀進行診斷。如果檢測結果顯示陽性,請立即尋求醫生的專業意見。

5. 如果我已經完成核酸檢測並呈陰性,我是否不需要再做抗原檢測?

核酸檢測雖然能準確地檢測新冠病毒患者,但它跟其他測試一樣,只能確定檢測時樣本是否含有新冠病毒,並不代表在檢測後亦不會受到新冠病毒感染。不論核酸檢測或抗原檢測,均需要作定期檢測才能確保安全。 AUISET快速抗原檢測試劑盒方便快捷,成本較低,亦無須專業人員協助,是作為自我定期檢測的好方法。

6. 新式唾液採樣版是否一定要在早上空肚時進行?

新式唾液採樣版並不需要於早上空肚時採樣,隨時隨地,只要在檢測前先用清水漱口, 然後咳嗽出深喉唾液檢測即可!

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