How is a Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test performed?
Oris uses the nasopharyngeal (nasal swab) method of specimen collection.
You will be asked to tip your head back 70%.
A mini-tip swab with a flexible shaft will be placed through the nostril parallel to the palate until resistance is encountered or the distance is equivalent to that from the ear to the nostril of the patient, indicating contact with the nasopharynx.
The swab will be rolled and gently rubbed.
The swab sample will then be placed in a tube containing liquid.
Three drops of the sample will be placed on the strip.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring a goverment-issued photo ID, such as a Driver's License, Passport, or State ID card.
How long does the test take?
The Covid-19 Rapid Test usually takes about 30 minutes, including the 15-minute required wait time after the specimen is placed on the test strip. Please note that time can vary!
What does a positive test mean?
How do you read the strip?
The strip is read based on the absence or prescence of a colored line in certain control areas, and a change in color in other control areas.
Who should get a Covid-19 test?
Diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 is intended to identify a current infection when a person has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or when a person is asymptomatic but has recent exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
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A single negative test does not mean you will remain negative at any time point after that test.
Even if you have a negative test, you should still self-isolate for 14 days.
Even if you have a negative test, you should wear a mask, physically distance, avoid crowds and indoor crowded places, wash your hands frequently, and monitor yourself for symptoms.
Currently, the rapid antigen tests that have received EUAs from FDA are authorized for diagnostic testing on symptomatic persons within the first five to twelve days of symptom onset.