With government restrictions lifting and COVID still around, rapid antigen tests are quickly becoming part of our daily lives.
This how-to article gives step-by-step instructions on how to administer rapid antigen tests to detect cases of COVID-19. But please note it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
How to Use Rapid Antigen Tests for COVID-19
Rapid COVID tests are cost-effective and easy to administer. Follow these steps to learn how to use rapid antigen tests for COVID-19.
Steps to use a rapid antigen test kit
- sterile swab
- extraction buffer tube
- test cassette reader
Rotate the swab 4 times for about 15 seconds against the nasal wall and remove it from the nostril.
Repeat with the same swab in the other nostril.
Note: Samples must be collected from both nostrils using the same swab.
In case of a positive result, a colored line appears in the lower section of the result window. This is the test line (T). Even if the test line is very faint or not uniform, the test result should be interpreted as a positive result.
Video Demo – How to Use Rapid Antigen Tests for COVID
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