New coronaviruses are classified as Genus. An acute respiratory infectious disease caused by COVID-19 is a severe illness. To a large extent, human beings are vulnerable. Patients with the new coronavirus infection are the leading carriers of the virus at the moment, while asymptomatic carriers may also spread the disease. Present epidemiological data suggest an incubation period of 1–14 days, most often 3–7 days. The most prominent symptoms are dry cough, high body temperature, and extreme weariness. Some people have a stuffy or runny nose, a sore throat, muscle aches, and diarrhea. The Covid-19 test kit is used to detect the presence of the Covid-19 virus, which causes a dangerous form of influenza that can be fatal to humans.
The intent of the Test:
The respiratory, intestinal, hepatic, and neurologic disorders caused by coronaviruses are widespread and affect people, birds, and other species. The nasal swab or nasopharyngeal swab sample used in the Alpine One-Step Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test is analyzed using an antigen-capture immunochromatographic technique to determine the presence of the COVID-19 viral nucleoprotein antigen.
Maps specific to the COVID-19 antigen are conjugated with colloidal golden, coated on the conjugate pad, and fixed on the Test Zone of the nitrocellulose membrane to recognize the extracted antigen in this experiment.
The COVID-19 antigen, when present in the sample, will react with the gold-conjugated antibodies once a simple is added to rehydrate the gold-antibody conjugation. When a positive result is obtained, a pink line (Test band) may be seen where the immobilized antibodies have trapped the antigen antibody-gold complex along the test window. The test zone will have no pink line if the sample lacks the COVID-19 antigen (T).
The Alpine Biomedical is being carried out correctly when the control band falls within its predetermined limits, which serves as an internal operational control.
- To test for a current Covid-19 infection, use the Covid-19 Test Kit.
- Characteristics and Technical Details of the Item:
- In about 15-20 minutes, the Test can tell you whether you have a current case of COVID-19 infection.
- Combined with other data, the findings may guide your healthcare professional in selecting the best course of therapy for you.
- Finding out whether you have COVID-19 and taking preventative actions to prevent it from spreading can significantly assist.
- The nasal swab is simple and easy to use, making it ideal for self-sampling.
What’s in the Kit?
- Swabbing the nasal cavity and the back of the throat
- Antigen extraction buffer tube with a precut end
- A test card
- Warnings and Precautions
Method of Application:
- Sampling and pretreatment of specimens.
- Swabbing the Nose: Allow the patient’s head to fall naturally forward while you gently spin the swab against the inside of the nose and up into the patient’s nasal palate.
- Employing the same swab, clean the opposite nostril; transfer the specimen to the extraction tube, where the extraction solution has already been poured; spin the swab for 10 seconds; then press the swab head against the tube wall to extract the swab antigen.
Method of testing:
- Remove the test card from its packaging.
- Set the buffer extraction tube, already filled, on the bench.
- Insert the swab into the extraction tube, spin it for 10 seconds, and then push the swab head against the tube wall to remove the antigen.
- When removing the swab, squeeze it over your head to eliminate as much liquid as feasible. Follow proper protocol for discarding biohazardous materials when discarding swabs.
- Put two drops into the test card’s specimen hole, attach the nozzle to the extraction tube, and begin the timer.
Ten minutes after receiving the report, please read it. Findings beyond 20 minutes are no longer valid. However, very positive results might be reported after 15 minutes.