The Roche SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is a reliable, rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens of SARS-CoV-2 present in the human nasopharynx. This test is an aid in detecting antigens from the SARS-CoV-2 virus in individuals suspected of COVID-19.
The kit is ready for use and contains all equipment needed to perform a test. The following components are needed for a test and included in the kit:
- Test device (individually in a foil pouch with desiccant)
- Extraction buffer tube
- Nozzle cap
- Sterile swab
- Film (can be attached to the test device when performing outdoor testing)
- Instructions for use
- Quick Reference Guide
Negative test results do not exclude infection with COVID-19 (so face masks, social distancing and good hygiene practice must be maintained)
Positive test results or symptomatic persons require immediate confirmatory testing using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
Must be used by relevant practitioners, or persons under their supervision, who are trained in the correct use of the tests and interpretation of test results.