Rapid COVID tests are designed to quickly detect the presence of particular substance or biomarker in a sample, such as nasal swab or saliva sample, to diagnose an infection.
- Wash your hands before beginning any testing process. This will help reduce potential contamination and make sure the test results are accurate.
- Take out one tube from the test kits you ordered and place it into the holder that comes with it. Collect the sample and then introduced it on strip or cartridge that serves as the device that will detect the presence of infection.
- In a span of 15 minutes or less, the test device will display the results. This may take the form of a colour change or a digital readout.
- The results will help healthcare professionals determine if the patient is COVID positive or negative.