Panodyne Antigen Rapid Test Kit. Box of 24

£175.00

With up to 98% accuracy and results in just 15 minutes, our new Panodyne Antigen Test Kit determines if a patient is currently infected with the Covid-19 virus.

An easy to use, highly accurate rapid reaction test kit.

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177 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

The COVID-19 antigen test kit from Panodyne reveals if a person is currently infected with the SARS-COV-2 pathogen. Once the infection has gone, the antigens will no longer be present. If you would like to to find out whether a person has previously had the virus please click here to be directed to the Panodyne COVID-19 IgM & IgG Antibody test.

How to guide here

The Panodyne SARS-COV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kit uses a specially designed swab to determine whether or not a person is currently infected with COVID-19. The swab is inserted into the nostril and mouth to take samples from the nasal cavity and tonsils.

Collected samples are then placed into an extraction tube that contains approximately 0.5ml of a specially designed virus preservation solution. After just 2 minutes, the specimen is placed on a testing cassette, and an accurate result is revealed within 15 minutes.

The accuracy ratings for the Panodyne Antigen Test Kit are up to 98% accurate and it can be used by medical professionals to confirm current infection. Data collected from test results can be used to investigate the spread of the virus, further inform safe working practices and help to curb the virus.

The current Covid-19 testing process can be highly invasive and time-consuming. Our swab measures just 15cm, making it more comfortable for patients, in particular younger children who may not fully understand current circumstances.

SARS-CoV-2 Overview

The novel coronaviruses belong to the β genus. SARS-CoV-2 is an acute respiratory infectious disease. People are generally susceptible. Currently, the patients infected by the novel coronavirus are the main source of infection; asymptomatic infected people can also be an infectious source. Based on the current epidemiological investigation, the incubation period is 1 to 14 days, mostly 3 to 7 days. The main manifestations include fever, fatigue and dry cough. Nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, myalgia and diarrhoea are found in a few cases. The antigen is generally detectable in upper respiratory specimens during the acute phase of infection. Rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection will help healthcare professionals to treat patients and control the disease more efficiently and effectively.

Panodyne Lateral Flow Performance Characteristics

SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Performance with Comparator Method (nasopharyngeal swab/oropharyngeal swab)
PPA: 90.91% (95%CI: 76.43%-96.86%)
NPA: 99.02% (95%CI: 94.66%-99.83%)
OPA: 97.04% (95%CI: 92.63%-98.84%)

EXPLANATION OF TERMS:

PPA: Positive Percent Agreement = True Positives / True Positives + False Negatives
NPA: Negative Percent Agreement = True Negatives / True Negatives + False Positives.
OPA: Overall Percent Agreement = True Positives + True Negatives / Total

Additional information

Brand

Manufacturer

Manufacture Date

14th November 2020

Used by Date

13th November 2022

Commodity information

HS 38 22 00 00 00

Flammability

Non flammable

Odour

Odorless

Colour

PH value

7.0-8.5

Description

SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test

Test Time

15 Mins

Qualitative/Quantitative

Qualitative

Shelf Life

2 years

Sample Type

Nasopharyngeal Swab

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FAQs

Is this the same as a PCR test?

No this is an Antigen test. A PCR test otherwise known as The polymerase chain reaction is a routine laboratory technique used to amplify small samples of DNA into larger quantities that can be detected and analysed. For patient diagnosis, a viral RNA or DNA sample is taken by swab or blood draw, before being sent to a specialist laboratory for analysis.

For RNA viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, the polymerase chain reaction is preceded by an additional step to produce a complementary DNA template (cDNA) from RNA, by the addition of a reverse transcriptase enzyme (hence, Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR).
PCR then begins by the addition of short DNA sequences known as primers, which bind the viral DNA strands. The double-stranded section of DNA is then recognised and bound by a thermostable polymerase enzyme which acts as a molecular photocopier to extend the
sequence and produce a full, complementary strand.

Does Panodyne Antigen come in individual boxes?

Yes the box of 24 has 24 individual boxes as single kits.

How long will the results take?

Rapid testing for SARS-CoV-2 antigen should provide results within 15 minutes

Testing at the point of care?

While antibodies aren’t suitable for diagnosing active COVID-19 infections, antigens are likely detectable in the sputum from the onset of symptoms [13]. What’s more, by combining antigen detection with a format that can provide rapid results for use at the point-of-care (PoC), community-based, or even door-to-door testing could soon become a reality – allowing those who suspect an infection to get quick results and determine whether they should isolate and/or seek medical care.

The major caveat of formats such as ELISA, are that they are unwieldy, and require trained scientists, operating in sterile laboratory conditions – not to mention, the complications of specimen collection and cold-chain logistics, that use up scarce healthcare resources.
Fortunately, a range of PoC formats have been developed with simplicity and portability in mind. So-called lateral flow assays (LFAs) are the most popular choice. These simple and easy-to-produce devices rely on the property of fluid analytes to move through absorbent substances on their own accord, via a phenomenon known as capillary flow.

What are the Panodyne Lateral Flow Performance Characteristics?

SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Performance with Comparator Method (nasopharyngeal swab/oropharyngeal swab)
PPA: 90.91% (95%CI: 76.43%-96.86%)
NPA: 99.02% (95%CI: 94.66%-99.83%)
OPA: 97.04% (95%CI: 92.63%-98.84%)

What is a Immunoassays test?

Unlike molecular techniques, immunoassays detect the presence of specific immune proteins.
These assays take on a wide range of different formats, but essentially consist of an antigen or antibody, immobilised on a surface (most often a titre plate or paper strip), which binds virus-specific antigens or antibodies from a patient sample (i.e. sputum or blood sera). By adding a further reporter protein, it is then possible to detect a virus-specific immune signal to confirm the presence of ongoing or past viral infection.

What does PPA mean?

PPA: Positive Percent Agreement = True Positives / True Positives + False Negatives

What does NPA mean?

NPA: Negative Percent Agreement = True Negatives / True Negatives + False Positives

What does OPA mean?

OPA: Overall Percent Agreement = True Positives + True Negatives / Total

Panodyne Antigen Tests
Panodyne Antigen Rapid Test Kit. Box of 24
£175.00