The COVID-19 Antigen Test Kit is used for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in human throat swab and nasal swab samples from individuals suspected of COVID-19, only for in vitro diagnostic use.
The novel coronaviruses belong to the β genus. COVID-19 is an acute respi-ratory 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 diarrhea are found in a few cases.
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.