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Performed at the COVID Testing Centre, Platinum Ambulance Service Limited, Horsham, Sussex, UK for this Covid 19 SWAB test. A swab is taken from the back of the oropharyngeal / nasopharyngeal (nose and throat) by one of our operatives, to be then placed in to our laboratory equipment based onsite.
The test we are using is the Quadratech Diagnostics Covid-19 Rapid Nasal Swab Antigen Test, a quick, reliable, and cost-effective way of detecting active COVID-19 infections.
This is a new form of testing for Covid-19. Rapid antigen testing represents a major advancement in helping to bring the pandemic under control. Antigen tests look for pieces of proteins that make up the SARS-CoV-2 virus, helping to determine if the person has an active Covid-19 infection. The test will detect active Covid-19 infections in both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients. Test results are delivered on-site in 15 mins. No need to send samples away for analysis. Unlike other antigen tests, our test looks for nucleocapsid protein making it the gold standard for rapid antigen testing. Highly accurate with >99.9% Specificity, 97.3% Sensitivity & 99% Accuracy.
Platinum Ambulance Service Limited perform the tests on site, with results in 15 minutes. Results are valid at the time of test only.
All decisions for treatment, isolation or changes in lifestyle should be made in consultation with government advice and the 111 health service.
Platinum Ambulance Service is registered with the Care & Quality Commission (CQC) 1-2595089725 and registered with companies house as a limited company 09975999.
Test information service: Platinum Ambulance Service Ltd, Hoes Farm, Coolham Road, Shipley, West Sussex, RH13 8PF. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How it works
One of our operatives, takes a swab from the back of the oropharyngeal / nasopharyngeal (nose and throat) to obtain a sample for testing.
The Swab is placed in the extraction tube to incubate for one minute.
The extracted solution is used as the sample material for the test.
Four drops of the test sample are added to the testing cartridge.
After 15 minutes, the test strip shows a positive or negative result.
About Quadratech https://www.quadratech.co.uk/
• Quadratech have been supplying the NHS for 25+ years
• EU Manufactured and EU evaluated (Germany)
• Registered with German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)
About the Test
• Covid-19 Rapid Nasal Swab Antigen Test Brochure
• Market leader with 99% accuracy vs PCR Testing in clinical trials
• CE marked for professional use
• ISO 13485 certification
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