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COVID-19 Antigen test
If you need to get a COVID-19 rapid antigen test in the Hampshire area then look no further than our REMEDI HEALTH Winchester clinic.
**WE ONLY USE ANTIGEN TESTS LISTED ON THE EUROPEAN APPROVED LIST **
The COVID-19 Antigen (Ag) Rapid Tests we use are CE and CDTA approved for the identification of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and approved by all authorities for entry.
We provide fit-to-fly certificates as part of the testing process upon negative result.
This test also helps people who are unsure about whether their symptoms are due to a cold or COVID-19, and to provide information of viral status for work and social purposes.
Results are available within 15 minutes and use a gentle nasal specimen. The tests are administered by a health professional and meet or exceed requirements for all countries across the world. This includes the requirement for ‘witnessed’ tests.
Safe, private clinic
Keeping you and others safe is our priority. Please contact us to let us know before you arrive if you have
any symptoms of COVID-19.
Trained health professionals
Your COVID-19 Antigen Rapid test takes just a few minutes to perform. Your test will be explained to you and the results available within 15 minutes.
Swab test and clinic result
The test requires a swab in your nose and takes just a few minutes. The swab is then processed immediately. Your results will be communicated by text and email. Certificates for travel provided for negative result same day.
CE approved test and on the COMMON LIST EUROPE
Book a COVID-19 Antigen Rapid test in Winchester
Needing to travel to a country that accepts antigen tests? Need to know quickly whether the symptoms you have are COVID-19? Looking to return to work with peace of mind?
Booking a COVID-19 Antigen Rapid test with REMEDI HEALTH is quick. Just pick a time and date that suits you. The testing process should last no more than 5 minutes. If you are symptomatic please call us to so we can arrange appropriate safety measures.
If there is no available slot on the day you require, please call the clinic on 01962 798580, as we may be able to arrange an out-of-hours appointment.
Each test is £80.00 (plus £20.00 out-of-hours, Sundays and bank holidays supplement). Sundays and OOH are by appointment only, please call the clinic or email to arrange.
Should you require an occupational testing strategy for your place of work, then please contact via email or call us on 01962 798580.
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COVID-19 antigen rapid test: How it works
A simple nasal swab test is all that is required to diagnose active COVID-19 infections, facilitating appropriate containment and reducing further spread of disease. A negative result may be a requirement for travel or work.
We provide health professional swab testing to ensure that the sample obtained is more likely to return an accurate result. The test we use is CE approved for health professional use only.
Our test meets the antigen requirements for all countries where this type of test is acceptable. Our test is approved by WHO. The tests cost less than a PCR test and conserves laboratory capacity.
The COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test – a chromatographic lateral flow immunoassay – checks for protein fragments from the virus and thus for its direct, physical presence in the body. It is performed using a swab from the nasopharynx. This is extracted in a buffer solution and then pipetted onto the test cassette. A qualitative result is ready in 15 minutes.
COVID-19 RT-PCR Test also available
CE approved test
COVID-19 antigen rapid testing
These tests can be used for ‘fit to fly ‘ certificates.
As part of your company’s strategy to help keep your employees and workplaces COVID secure and operational, the COVID-19 instant Antigen test is an affordable, fast and accurate way to determine the infection status of employees onsite or returning to the workplace. If you require an occupational health testing strategy then please contact us to discuss.
Alternatively you may want to get your child back to school, student back home or need to return to work.
Fast testing will be a vital part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly during the Winter when it will be difficult to differentiate between common colds, flu and COVID-19.
What’s the difference between the COVID-19 Antigen Test and the COVID-19 PCR test?
The COVID-19 RT-PCR test detects the virus’ genetic material (RNA) within a positive sample. A laboratory process is required to test the sample and can take up to 72 hrs to return a result from the time of sample collection (NHS). Our PCR tests usually return a result within 24 hours (the morning following the day of testing).
The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test detects specific proteins situated on the cell membranes of the COVID-19 virus. These proteins are known as antigens and can be quickly detected, within 15 minutes, using the immunoassay device.
Both tests require a swab sample to be taken from either the nose or throat areas (or both). We use highly trained healthcare professionals for accurate sampling and comfort.
Both the instant COVID-19 Antigen Test and the COVID-19 PCR test are effective methods for detecting the presence of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus but the rapid antigen test delivers quicker results.
The RT-PCR test is considered the ‘gold standard’. Please talk to us and we can provide the information you need to decide which test is right for you.
How does this test perform?
- The diagnostic sensitivity of our tests all meet the MHRA Target Product Profile requirements. The Acon Flowflex Test has a senstivity of 97%
- The diagnostic specificity is 99.5%.
There is always a residual risk of a false-negative result, when in doubt, a PCR test should be carried out to confirm negative results.
Our rapid tests use lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigens in human naso and oropharyngeal samples. The test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of infections with SARS-CoV-2.
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Contact an expert
We provide a priority email support service to ensure you get the answers you need when you need them. If you would prefer to talk one of the team during office hours then please phone us on 01962 798580.