Long lines at Covid testing sites have seen people turn to rapid antigen tests.
As Covid case numbers continue to surge across the country and testing wait times blow out, people are increasingly using rapid antigen tests. They are a convenient alternative to traditional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety says rapid antigen tests are a faster way of getting a result, but don’t replace PCR tests.
But with reports of shortages and varying levels of dependability, deciding what RAT kit to buy and when to use it can be difficult. Self-test kits are rapid antigen test kits that require people to collect a sample from inside their nose. There are two ways to prove their efficacy, according to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety: sensitivity and specificity. The sensitivity of a clinical test refers to the ability to correctly identify those patients with the disease, which means a test with 100 percent sensitivity correctly identifies all patients with the disease. Specificity is the ability of the test to correctly identify those patients without the disease.
The “GG Good Ag COVID-19 Antigen test (GG-CAG-01/02/03)” is a lateral flow assay for home use and professionals for rapid antigen testing of COVID-19 which can detect as little as 0.1-0.01ng/ml N (Nucleocapsid) antigen of SARS-Cov-2 in nasal/nasopharyngeal/ oropharyngeal swab/sputum/saliva specimens with higher analytical sensitivity than most if not all the commercially available antigen kits (LOD 10-20 time lower). It shows higher clinical performance (sensitivity 85-95% and specificity 100% in reference to real time PCR assay) that allows home testing to detect SARS-Cov-2 within 20 minutes without need of additional instrument.
le variants with clinical samples and commercial and verified commercial control materials. Good Ag antigen test and PCR test work well on both Omicron and Delta variant specimens (>100-500 specimens verified) as well as multiple other variantas and validated commercial controls.
Approved for use in Europe/Asia per CE mark/ISO 13485 and NOT AUTHORIZED OR CLEARED FOR USE IN THE USA
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