- Immediate results within 15 minutes – significant time and cost savings over lab methods
- Easy to use and read – no specialist equipment needed
- Cassette test using nasopharyngeal swab/oropharyngeal swab
- CE Certified
- Lateral Flow Test Kit: Checks if you have Covid-19 even if symptoms are not present
Panodyne Covid-19 Antigen (Swab) Rapid Lateral Flow Test Kit
The Panodyne COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Lateral Flow Test Kit (nasopharyngeal swab/oropharyngeal swab), which has gained CE certification, is intended for Health Professional Use to help identify whether, for example, patients and those in social care settings (at the time of testing) have COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – even if no obvious symptoms are present.
It’s quick and accurate. The point of care test uses a nasopharyngeal swab/oropharyngeal swab sample to detect the presence of the antigen produced by the body’s immune system, and a positive or negative result is visible within 15-20 minutes of testing, with accuracy of up to 97.04%.
Most tests require both a nose and throat swab in order to work correctly, however this test has been specifically formulated to work with either allowing the user to decide which they find most comfortable
These tests can be administered to both Adults & Children
Each individual test kit includes 1x test cassette, 1x sterile swab, 1x sample extraction tube, 1x dropper tip, 1x package insert, plus full usage instructions, which are all located inside a sealed test kit wallet.
Whilst the test kit works very quickly, requires no specialist equipment, is easy to use, and test results are easy to read, the manufacturers recommend that the kit should be administered by medically trained personnel. Also please note that if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, you must follow Government guidelines in terms of isolating and testing.
The results will inform you of the following, although please be aware that if the C line does not appear, the test is invalid. There is 1 negative and 1 positive result:
Negative Result: If only the quality control line (C) appears and the detection line (T) is not visible, then no novel coronavirus antigen has been detected and the result is negative.
Positive Result: C and T – if the quality control line (C) and the detection line (T) appears, then the novel coronavirus antigen has been detected and the result is positive. You currently have COVID-19.
It is recommended that you watch the video prior to administering the first test.
Please note that this test is not intended for home use.
A recent article was published on the National Health Executive website about Panodyne tests which can be read here.
Panodyne sets the industry standards for unrivalled customer care and excellent client services from order to delivery, providing prompt replies and swift resolution to any queries. All Panodyne products are fully accredited and CE certified and registered with the MHRA where applicable.
With over 20 years of expertise, Panodyne is a well-established and trusted UK manufacturer with full ISO 9001:2015 and ISO:13845 quality management system accreditations. Its production facilities are regulated and audited under the strictest standards to guarantee high quality consistency and product availability, while products are also independently tested by global testing agencies such as SGS and Intertek. All products and medical devices are researched, designed and formulated in the UK and tested to the highest European standards to meet all legal requirements.
The requirements for free government tests that are being offered to companies with 50+ employees are important to take into account:
Once the tests have been delivered, a barcode for each test then has to be printed out, then the results have to be uploaded, including all the personal details of the person that has had the test.
If any companies don’t follow the process they won’t get any more tests.
As an example, if a company has 100 employees and wants to test all 100 in one day, each test would take 10 minutes, each update of personaldata around 4 minutes, and barcode printing about 1 minute – so a totalof 16 minutes per test. So, 1600 minutes equals 26.6 hours for oneperson to test all 100 employees.
These tests are just as sensitive and save on all the paperwork. However, we do recommend that, if they test positive, the company sends the staff member for a government test and they follow guidelines regarding self-isolating.
TEST PROCEDURE – NASOPHARYNGEAL (NOSE) SWAB METHOD
1. Place the swab inside the nose to the bottom of the nasal cavity (slowly and gently)
2. When the end of the swab is touching the paries posterior of the pharyngonasal cavity, let it remain in place for approximately 3 seconds
3. Rotate the swab gently for one cycle before removing it slowly and gently
TEST PROCEDURE – OROPHARYNGEAL (MOUTH) SWAB METHOD
1. The head of the person being tested should be tilted back slightly and the mouth wide open to expose the pharyngeal tonsils on both sides
2.Wipe the pharyngeal tonsils on both sides back and with little force at least 3 times and then wipe up and down the posterior pharyngeal wall at least 3 times
1. Add 500ul (approximately 20 drops) of sample extract to the 0.5 mark of the sampling tube and dip the swab into the extract ensuring that the extract completely covers the swab.
2.Rotate the swab 10 times and then remove it before sealing the tube
3. Add 80ul to 100ul (2-3 drops) of this liquid to the sample well
4. Wait for 10 – 15 minutes. If left unread for 20 minutes or more the results are invalid
INTERPRETATION OF THE RESULTS
Once 10-15 minutes has passed check the results indicator
The “C” (control) line must have a red mark or the test is invalid
The “T” (test) line is red for a positive result (even a faint line is a positive result)