FAQ

Where can I buy Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test?

Lateral Flow Bermuda is an online store only. Island wide delivery is now available on orders 10 units or more for $15. We strive to deliver your order within 48 hours.

Can this test be used in place of PCR testing?

Currently, SARS-CoV-2 results obtained through antigen tests are only for personal informational purposes only. In Bermuda antigen screening test results cannot be used as a substitute for local public health policies that require PCR testing. Any future updates to local policy regarding the use of antigen testing will be provided through formal notice from the appropriate parties.

Is Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test approved for use in Bermuda?

Yes, in Bermuda personal use of antigen test kits are permitted for the purpose of screening of the SAR-CoV-2 virus if approved by a country-level regulatory agency. Our test kit is MHRA - UK certified. Please follow this link for more information. 

What is the shelf life for FlowFlex SARSCoV2 Antigen Rapid Test?

Our tests have a 2 year shelf life.

How does the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test work?

The SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection the nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swab specimens directly from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider within the first seven days of the onset of symptoms. The SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test is a qualitative membrane based chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in human nasal swab specimens. When specimens are processed and added to the test cassette, SARS-CoV-2 antigens, if present in the specimen, will react with the anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody-coated particles, which have been pre-coated on the test strip. The mixture then migrates upward on the membrane by capillary action. The antigen-conjugate complexes migrate across the test strip to the reaction area and are captured by a line of antibody bound on the membrane. Test results are interpreted visually at 15 minutes based on the presence or absence of visually colored lines.

 

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