Pinnacle covID RAD Rapid Antigen Test

At a glance:  The Pinnacle covID RAD rapid antigen test contains 25 test cassettes, buffer solution, swabs, extraction tubes and dropper tips, package insert and quick reference guide for sample collection and results interpretation.  The test is performed using a nasal (nasopharyngeal) swab with no additional equipment.  For Professional Use Only.  For In Vitro Diagnostic Use Only.  Ships September 10, 2020. For questions or ordering information, call 1-877-465-0826.

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The rapid SARS CoV-2 Antigen test


The Pinnacle covID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection test uses a disposable swab (included) to aid in the detection of novel Coronavirus with 85%¹ sensitivity and ~99%² specificity in 15 minutes or less. Rapid antigen testing has been thought of as the missing link in the fight against Coronavirus, because antibody tests detect active and prior infections. In asymptotic individuals, they may have contracted SARS-CoV2 up to 90 days prior to diagnosis, and are effectively "cured". With an antigen test, providers can be sure positive results are indicative of a current infection, because once the infection is gone, the antigen disappears.



15 Minute Antigen Answers. No Lab Equipment Required.

covID RAD was designed to test patients in 15 minutes or less using the same principles as CLIA waived streptococcus and influenza tests.  After collecting the nasal swab, add six drops of buffer to the extraction tube and insert the patients sample.  Remove the swab after swiringling the sample in the extraction tube with buffer for several seconds.  Place the included dropper tip onto the sample, and add three drops to the sample well of the cassette.  Results are ready in 15 minutes.

The Pinnacle covID RAD antigen test reveals if a person is currently infected with the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. Once the infection has gone, the antigen disappears. 

Unlike nucleic acid based tests such as PCR, which detect the presence of genetic material, antigen tests detect proteins or glycans, such as the spike proteins found on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  

covID RAD meets providers needs by affording rapid results, significantly less expensive than PCR tests - with instant results, and can be more amenable to point-of-care use, which could make them more suitable for testing in the community and in remote regions. 



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