• Karl Pearsall

Rapid SARS-Cov-2 Antigen Tests (Lateral Flow) Available to Order - Here's some info on how they work

We are ready to supply Rapid Antigen Tests for your Business.


Although we are still in lockdown, many of us are preparing for the reopening of our businesses.


You can help to keep staff and customers safe by using these tests as a complementary tool to your existing protective measures (To see other PPE related items we have available, click here).


We have ability to fulfil your order from as low as 40 tests in 48hrs up to much larger quantities and ensure supply on an ongoing basis.


As prices fluctuate due to exchange rate and supply, please contact me directly for a quote and delivery timeline.




Text Below is an excerpt from Gov.Uk


Lateral flow antigen testing


Lateral flow testing is a fast and simple way to test people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, but who may still be spreading the virus. In some circumstances lateral flow tests can also be used for other diagnostic tasks.
The tests are easy to use and give results in 30 minutes. Those who test positive must immediately self-isolate to avoid passing the virus on to others.

How lateral flow testing works

Lateral flow is an established technology, adapted to detect proteins (antigens) that are present when a person has COVID-19. The best-known example of a lateral flow test is the home pregnancy test kit.
The test kit is a hand-held device with an absorbent pad at one end and a reading window at the other. Inside the device is a strip of test paper that changes colour in the presence of COVID-19 proteins (antigens).

Test results

Negative result: one line next to C shows the test is negative.
Positive result: two lines, one next to C and one next to T, even faint lines, shows the test is positive. You or your test provider must report this test result to the NHS.
Void: no lines, or one line next to T, means the test is void. You will need to re-take with a fresh test kit.
If you get a positive result you must self-isolate immediately, preventing further transmission of the virus.
A negative result means that active coronavirus infection was not detected, at the time of the test. However, this does not guarantee that you do not have coronavirus. You should continue to follow coronavirus rules, including regular hand washing, social distancing and face coverings where required.

How to take the test

Taking a lateral flow test usually involves taking a sample from the back of the throat near the tonsils and from the nose, using a swab.
The swab is dipped into an extraction solution. This is then dripped on to the device's paper pad, producing the reaction that gives the result.
The result will be visible on the device precisely 30 minutes after the sample is applied. Unlike a PCR test, there is no need to send the sample to a lab.

Note: The above information is taken from the UK Government Website and is up to date as of the date of this publication, for more information refer to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-tests-and-testing-kits-for-coronavirus-covid-19-work/for-patients-the-public-and-professional-users-a-guide-to-covid-19-tests-and-testing-kits

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/understanding-lateral-flow-antigen-testing-for-people-without-symptoms



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