Frequently Asked Question
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Salixium COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is lateral flow assay designed for the qualitative detection of specific SARS-CoV-2 antigen in human saliva and anterior nasal swab specimens from individuals with or without symptoms of COVID-19.
Yes. The Salixium COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is approved by Medical Device Authority (MDA) for use by clinical laboratories or healthcare workers for point-of-care testing and home self-testing.
Home use test for COVID-19 can be more convenient than travelling to a lab or doctor’s office. It an also help reduce the risk of transmitting or contracting the virus while you are undergoing testing. It also gives a fast result and help us control the spread of COVID-19.
This test kit is suitable for all ages. However, it is advisable not to use on baby below 2 years old.
It is recommended to use this kit if you were potentially exposed to the virus and have any sign or symptoms of COVID-19.
Positive results indicate the presence of viral antigens. Individuals who test positive with Salixium COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test should consult a healthcare professional immediately. Additional molecular testing such as PCR test may be required to confirm your result.
Your healthcare professional will determine the best way to care for you, based on the test results along with medical history and symptoms. You should self-isolate to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Based on the photo, if only one (1) coloured band at the control line (C) is visible. It indicates that SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen is not detected.
The negative results do not exclude COVID-19 infection. If you develop symptoms, please consult your healthcare professional immediately. Additional molecular testing such as PCR test may be required to confirm your result.
Your healthcare professional will determine the best way to care for you, based on the test results along with medical history and symptoms. You must continue to practice social distancing, regular hand washing and wear mask.
If the quality control line C is absent, then it shows that the result is invalid. In this case, the test shall be conducted again using a new test kit.
No potential hazard or side effects are associated with the test, however there might be:
1. Possible discomfort during sample collection.
2. Possibility to interpret incorrect test results.
The results from the Salixium COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test along with any medical history can help your healthcare provider make informed recommendations about your care. The results of this test may help limit the spread of COVID-19 to your family and others in your community if you take the necessary precautions.
No, the test shouldn’t be painful. Sometimes the swab can feel slightly uncomfortable or tickly. If you feel pain, please stop the test and seek advice from a healthcare provider.
This kit has been tested and verified to be porcine-free by Halvec Laboratories.
Rapid Antigen Test is a qualitative test that act as preliminary screening for COVID-19 infection. This test is used to detect the presence of specific SARS-CoV-2 antigen and should not be used as the sole criterion for the diagnosis of a SARS-CoV-2 viral infection while RT-PCR is a molecular diagnostic test that detects the presence of viral RNA to confirm an active COVID-19 infection.
i. Test cassette (sealed in foil pouch).
ii. Extraction buffer tube and dripper.
ii. Disposable swabs (in sterile packing).
iv. Waste bag.
v. IFU (instruction for use).
The following are the test preparations before the test:
▶ Do no eat, smoke, chew or drink any beverages apart from plain water for at least 30 minutes before the test.
▶ It is important that you find a clean place to do the test.
▶ Identify a table and sanitise the surface thoroughly.
▶ Wash your hands with soap and make sure that your hands are dry before you perform the test.
After done with the procedures, discard all the items used into a provided waste bag and sealed the bag properly. Then, put the waste bag into the Salixium box and discard it in a household waste.
You can store the kit at 4 ºC – 30ºC (in a cool and dry place), do not freeze. Keep the test device sealed until used. Keep away from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat and keep away from children.
Yes, you need to make sure all items in the kit to be in room temperature (15°C -30°C) before use.
If you are experiencing any congestion in your nostrils, you must first decongest your nostrils by removing the mucous.
You need to insert the nasal swab approximately 2cm until you feel a slight resistance.
You need to swab at least five (5) times for both nostrils (circular motion) and mouth (up and down motion).
Yes, please put all the used items of the test in the waste bag and discard the entire bag in the household waste bin.
The expiry date of the test kit will be 18 months after the manufacturing date stated in the test kit’s box.
No. The used swabs must be discarded with other used items into the waste bag provided.
It is really important for you to not touch the head of the swab with your hands or any other surfaces as it will lead to contamination and improper results.
No. Please check all the contents of the kit before use.
Do not interpret results after 15 minutes. Not following this procedure can lead to inaccurate results.