The Antigen AdvantageCovid-19 antibody testing requires viral load time of at least four days to detect an active infection. When a patient is infected with SARS CoV-2, the antigen is immediately present and thus immediately detectable using the full-length Spike S1 Subunit RBD Antigen.
Earliest Possible DiagnosisAs with any disease state, early detection is key. The covID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection test represents the earliest theoretical detection time, in both time to detectability with antigen testing (~1 day), and time to results interpretation at just 15 minutes with covID RAD.
Fastest Sampling TimecovID RAD is a lateral flow immunoassay utilizing a nasal sample. Performing the test is similar to performing a rapid strep or flu test. After collecting the sample, three drops from the extraction buffer are placed into the sample well. Results are available in 15 minutes.