Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test
Results are generally reported within 60 minutes at most locations.
Covid Clinic utilizes multiple antigen tests in order to make antigen testing more accessible. The antigen test administered to the patient will be one of the following three tests, but Covid Clinic is unable to guarantee which of the tests will be utilized for a specific patient.
Quidel Corporation Sofia SARS Antigen FIA Test
Access Bio, Inc. CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Test
Luminostics, Inc. Clip COVID Rapid Antigen Test
All of Covid Clinic’s antigen test offerings utilize tests that have received emergency use authorization from the FDA.
For Quidel’s Sofia SARS Antigen FIA Test and Luminostics Clip COVID Rapid Antigen Test, the specimen is collected by a nasal swab. The cotton swab does not need to be inserted far into the nose, and is rotated in a circle around the entire inside edge of each nostril at least three times. Results are generally available within 60 minutes and delivered to the patient via email (with the individual’s consent).
For Access Bio’s CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Test, the specimen is collected by a nasopharyngeal swab. Results are generally available within 60 minutes and delivered to the patient via email (with the individual’s consent).