Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating and testing that provide fast test results are needed.
COVID-19 rapid antigen tests provide a ray of hope. Various antigen tests provide results in different time durations. Our test offers an alternative to PCR testing with fast results in just 10 minutes.
What is COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing?
Rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 is the quickest way to test an individual to determine their status for COVID-19. COVID-19 rapid antigen tests detect proteins that are part of the virus. The presence of a specific viral antigen such as COVID-19 implies current viral infection.
Antigen tests are relatively inexpensive, and most can be used at the point of care. Most of the currently authorized tests return results in approximately 10-15 minutes.
How does COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Detection test work?
While other diagnostic tests for COVID-19, known as PCR tests, look for genetic material from the virus, the antigen test looks for molecules on the surface of the virus.
Antigen tests — often referred to as rapid tests — work by mixing the sample with a solution that unleashes specific viral proteins. That combination is then applied to a paper strip that contains a bespoke antibody optimized to bind these proteins if they are present. Like a home pregnancy test the result is reflected as a band on the paper strip.
How is the Covid Rapid Antigen test conducted?
Accurate Screens works with testing partners to bring COVID-19 testing to your home or workplace throughout the U.S. or at a location near you. Our California network exists in locations such as Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Bakersfield, Fresno, Irvine, Long Beach, Modesto, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, Stockton, Tracy, Vallejo and Nationwide. Contact Us NOW for same day results COVID testing near your you.