ACRO Rapid Antigen Test Saliva Test

PRICE FROM £3.95 - £540.00


ACRO Rapid Antigen Test Saliva Test

  • Saliva Rapid Antigen Test
  • Available in quantities of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 240
  • Delivered via Royal Mail Special Delivery 
  • Results in 15 minutes
  • Sensitivity 85.2%, Specificity 99.3%

The Private Harley Street Clinic is pleased to offer the ACRO Saliva Antigen Test.

Non-Invasive Oral Fluid Test.

Each Box Contains:

  • 1 x Test Cassettes
  • 1 x Collection Devices
  • 1 x Biosafety bags
  • 1 x Buffer
  • Instructions

    The COVID-19 Antigen rapid Test (Oral Fluid) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein antigens in oral fluid specimens from individuals with suspected of SARS-CoV-2 infection in conjunction with clinical presentation and the results of other laboratory tests. Results are for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein

    The test is taken to:

    • Diagnose infection
    • Test following infection to see if the virus has been cleared
    • Screen asymptomatic individuals to detect if they carry virus and are potentially infectious

    This is a 'Point of Care Test', meaning the results are provided to you on the day of the test. The test takes roughly 15 minutes to provide a result.

    These tests are CE Marked and MHRA Registered. 

    The test has a Sensitivity of 85.2% and a Specificity of 99.3%.

    Sensitivity concerns the false negative rate and is expressed as a percentage: out of 100 truly positive patients, how many are detected as positive by the test? The higher the sensitivity, the fewer the numbers of false negatives. In the USA, sensitivity is often called positive percent agreement (PPA).

    Specificity concerns the false positive rate and is expressed as a percentage: out of 100 truly negative patients, how many are detected as negative by the test? The higher the specificity, the fewer the numbers of false positives. In the USA, specificity is often called negative percent agreement (NPA).

    The extraction buffer includes components to dissociate viral proteins from their surfaces to be used as a target for the test. The method of the extraction buffer is used to prepare the test sample by dissolving the virus shell, which also deactivates the virus.

    The test kit includes an extraction buffer that is used to prepare the specimen for testing purposes. The extraction buffer IS NOT transport media and should not be used to preserve or transport specimens.

    The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test is for oral fluid sample specimen only. The test can only be used with the equipment provided in the kit.

    The specimen should be tested immediately after collection. The specimen can be retained up to 1 hour following collection if immediate testing of specimens is not possible. Dispose of the specimen and recollect if retained for more than 1 hour.

    The device should never be frozen. If refrigerated, allow the test kit components to reach room temperature before use.

    Before taking the test, it is important to understand the following.

    1. You should not use one of these tests if you have previously tested positive from a PCR test in the previous 90 days, as this can return a false result.
    2. You should not use any nasal medication for 24 hours prior to testing as this can spoil the sample.
    3. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly those who have been in contact with the virus. Follow up testing with a molecular diagnostic test should be considered to rule out infection in these individuals. Use of this test is limited to laboratories certified to perform high complexity testing, including testing at point-of-care when the site is covered by the laboratory's CLIA certificate of high-complexity testing.