As a precautionary measure to avoid the sale of these products at uncontrolled prices, KPDNHEP is responsible for enforcing the price maximum COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit (Self Test) under AKHAP 2011.
Salixium COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is lateral flow assay designed for the qualitative detection of specific SARS-CoV-2 antigen in human saliva and anterior nasal swab specimens from individuals with or without symptoms of COVID-19.
Yes. The Salixium COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is approved by Medical Device Authority (MDA) for use by clinical laboratories or healthcare workers for point-of-care testing and home self-testing.
Home use test for COVID-19 can be more convenient than travelling to a lab or doctor’s office. It an also help reduce the risk of transmitting or contracting the virus while you are undergoing testing. It also gives a fast result and help us control the spread of COVID-19.
This test kit is suitable for all ages. However, it is advisable not to use on baby below 2 years old.
It is recommended to use this kit if you were potentially exposed to the virus and have any sign or symptoms of COVID-19.
No potential hazard or side effects are associated with the test, however there might be:
1. Possible discomfort during sample collection.
2. Possibility to interpret incorrect test results.
No, the test shouldn’t be painful. Sometimes the swab can feel slightly uncomfortable or tickly. If you feel pain, please stop the test and seek advice from a healthcare provider.
Rapid Antigen Test is a qualitative test that act as preliminary screening for COVID-19 infection. This test is used to detect the presence of specific SARS-CoV-2 antigen and should not be used as the sole criterion for the diagnosis of a SARS-CoV-2 viral infection while RT-PCR is a molecular diagnostic test that detects the presence of viral RNA to confirm an active COVID-19 infection.
The following are the test preparations before the test:
Do no eat, smoke, chew or drink any beverages apart from plain water for at least 30 minutes before the test.
It is important that you find a clean place to do the test.
Identify a table and sanitise the surface thoroughly.
Wash your hands with soap and make sure that your hands are dry before you perform the test.
Yes, you need to make sure all items in the kit to be in room temperature (15°C -30°C) before use.
If you are experiencing any congestion in your nostrils, you must first decongest your nostrils by removing the mucous.
Yes, please put all the used items of the test in the waste bag and discard the entire bag in the household waste bin.
Do not interpret results after 15 minutes. Not following this procedure can lead to inaccurate results.