Joysbio Covid-19 Antigen rapid test (20pcs)

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Covid-19 Antigen rapid test with nasal swab from Joysbio. 20 pcs per package.

In June 2020, JOYSBIO Biotechnology released a new COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit (colloidal gold). This coronavirus test kit is a lateral flow immunoassay for qualitative detection of SARS-COV-2 antigen (nucleoside protein) with upper respiratory tract samples taken with a nasal swab during the acute infection phase. The test is intended for professional use.

 

Properties

  • 15-minute analysis
  • Easy to use test with few simple steps
  • Works with nasal swab (included)
  • CE-IVD certified

 

Clinical features and accuracy

Joysbio’s test kit for Coronavirus Ag has been evaluated at Centro Diagnostico Delta in Italy. A total of 190 samples were tested with Joysbio’s COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit. These samples were collected with a nasal swab, from patients 1-5 days after the onset of symptoms. The sensitivity and specificity of the coronavirus antigen test kit were compared with a CE-IVD-labeled / FDA EUA-approved RT-PCR test kit (BGI). This clinical evaluation was performed under the assumption that SARS-CoV is no longer spreading in society.

According to the clinical analysis of 190 samples compared to RT-PCR samples, the results for 1-5 days from symptom onset are as follows:

  • Sensitivity 98,72%
  • Specificity 97,32%
  • Average reliability 97,89%

 

What is the difference between Covid-19 RT-PCR test, Antigen test and Antibody test?

There are two types of tests available for COVID-19: viral test and antibody test. RT-PCR tests and antigen tests are both viral tests that detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 from upper nasal samples. The RT-PCR test focuses on the genomic information (RNA) of the virus; however, the COVID-19 antigen test kit detects bits of proteins that make up the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The WHO recommends both RT-PCR tests and antigen tests for the diagnosis of active coronavirus infection.

For more information, read the English leaflet / instructions for use. Can be downloaded under the section documents.