Cartridge based rapid tests are easy and reliable to use and provide accurate results within a short time. Besides the fast availability of important information, rapid tests increase testing opportunities since no further equipment is required. SGTi-flex COVID-19 Ag rapid tests are lateral flow immunochromatographic assays based on gold nanoparticles. During the assay, an immunocomplex is formed between an antigen and the gold-labeled antibody, resulting in reddish colored lines when the complex binds to the capture antibodies immobilized on the cartridge membrane. The appearance of the red lines represents the presence of the analyte respectively the validity of the test by the control line.
Rapid test for specific antigens of SARS-CoV-2
- Qualitative detection
- Suitable for nasal and nasopharyngeal swab
- One step rapid test – reliable results available after 15 minutes
- Easy handling – no device or additional equipment required
- Evaluated by Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI)