InnoScreen Covid-19 Antigen Rapid test (Self Test) is a screening tool to help detect COVID-19 in people without any symptoms of COVID-19. Rapid antigen testing involves a nasal swab being placed into a chemical solution and provides results within 15 minutes.
The InnoScreen Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test from Innovation Scientific PTY LTD is included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods 336146.
How does the InnoScreen Covid-19 Antigen Rapid test ( Self Test ) work?
InnoScreen Covid-19 Antigen Rapid test ( Self Test ) is a screening tool to help detect COVID-19 in people without any symptoms of COVID-19. Rapid antigen testing involves a nasal swab (using a small cotton bud) that is placed into a chemical solution The result displays within 15 minutes.
Is this kit TGA approved?
Yes InnoScreen Covid-19 Antigen Rapid test ( Self Test ) is TGA approved. What age group can be tested on InnoScreen Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Self testing device? Anyone above the age 2 can be tested. For children younger than 14 years, an adult caretaker should help collect the nasal samples and conduct the test procedures.
What does positive test result means for me?
If you get a positive rapid antigen test result, you must: Immediately get a standard COVID-19 test (PCR) at a specified testing clinic to confirm the result of your screening test isolate until you get a negative result from Pathology Lab. Isolating immediately after your positive result, or if you have symptoms, can help break chains of transmission and limit the spread of COVID-19.
What does negative test result means for me?
Individuals must continue to follow the latest health advice and restrictions in their area.
What does an invalid result mean?
Sometimes the results are inconclusive or not clear, and the test cannot tell you if your results are positive or negative. If the display on the self-test shows an invalid result or a test error, the test did not work properly. If this happens, refer to the instructions for use in the package insert and contact the manufacturer for assistance. Invalid results can occur for many reasons. Your specimen may not have been collected correctly, or the testing instrument may have malfunctioned. Invalid test results are rare but can occur. Regardless of what your test results are, you should always review the results with a healthcare provider. The healthcare provider will consider the test result together with your symptoms and possible exposure in deciding how to care for you.
Can I do a Rapid Antigen Test if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
Rapid antigen testing is not appropriate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. You must get a standard COVID-19 test (PCR) at a COVID-19 testing clinic and isolate, including from your household members, until you receive a negative result. The only way to rule out COVID-19 is to have a standard test (PCR), even if you have only mild symptoms.
What are the advantages of performing self testing?
Rapid antigen tests have been used internationally and in some Australian industries for some time to screen employees for COVID-19 with no symptoms. Rapid antigen tests can be performed easily with results available within minutes. However, these tests have some limitations compared to the standard COVID-19 tests (PCR) used at testing clinics. How does the nasal swab work? The nasal swab head has a brush which trap the virus in its bristles when the swab is rotated in the nostrils brushing it against the walls of the nasal passage. When the swab is inserted in the buffer and squeezed, the virus breaks down and is released in the buffer.
Why do I need to swab both nostrils?
Swabbing both nostrils ensures that quality sample is collected for testing. How deep should I insert the swab? The swab needs to be inserted only 1 to 2 cms in the nostril.
How do I collect sample of a child?
This test is not suitable for children below the age of 2 years. 3 to 14 years children can be tested with these devices and an adult is required to collect their sample and perform the test. Ask the child to blow the nose gently and clean with tissue. Then while sitting upright, get them to slightly tilt their head so the nasal passage is clearly visible to the collector. Insert the swab around 1 cms in one nostril and rotate it 5 times while brushing the swab head against the nasal passage. Repeat with the same swab in the other nostril.
If I have a runny or blocked nose can I use the swab to do the test?
Yes, you can. Clean the nose with tissue and get rid of excess mucus, then collect sample.