Rapid Antigen Test in Southampton
Get peace of mind today with a Rapid Antigen Test in Southampton
Whether you are looking to jet off, visit family, or are returning to work – we are here to help. We are offering you the opportunity to take a Covid Rapid Antigen Test in Southampton to help you get on with your day, safely.
We have partnered with Medicspot to offer you the certification and reassurance you need. Their Rapid Antigen test in Southampton offers you the opportunity to receive your results within 30 minutes. This ensures that you can detect, and act upon, a positive result efficiently.
What is a Rapid Antigen Test?
Rapid Antigen Test is designed to detect an active Covid infection, within those who are not showing symptoms, but who may still be spreading the virus. Therefore, this test is critical for individuals, or businesses, who require access to regular testing to operate. However, it is important to note that this test is not suitable for anyone displaying symptoms. If yourself, or a member of your household, tests positive or displays symptoms, you should follow up-to-date guidance surrounding self-isolating. We have also included the helpful video guide above to provide further information on why Rapid Antigen Testing is used.
What is the difference between Rapid Antigen Tests, Antibody Tests and PCR Tests?
Covid PCR Tests are used to detect viral RNA (ribonucleic acid), which makes up part of the virus’ genetic code. In contrast, the Rapid Antigen Test checks for the specific SARS-CoV-2 antigen nucleocapsid protein. Both of these tests require swab samples. However, the Rapid Antigen Test is akin to a pregnancy test in terms of producing its outcome. Essentially, lab testing is not required in order to reveal your results; they are made available within the kit itself.
Furthermore, both a PCR Test and a Rapid Antigen Test detect an active Covid Infection. An Antibody Test does not. An Antibody Test is used to detect a previous Covid infection. It does this through its detection of antibodies, which represent the immune system’s response to Covid.
Your Medicspot Test
Your Rapid Antigen Test in Southampton involves a tonsil swab (or a swab where your tonsils would be), followed by a nasal swab. This swab will be taken within both nostrils; you should roll your swab around 10 times to collect the best possible sample. You then insert this into a tube of liquid; this mixture is placed directly onto the pad of the test kit, containing antibodies.
Following this, the pad absorbs the liquid; the colour of the pad will change to correspond with your result. In the event of a positive result, this will appear as a coloured line.
Interpreting your Test Results
Your result will appear exactly 30 minutes from when you took the test. If two lines appear on your device, one next to C and one next to T, the test is positive. This is always classed as a positive result, even if the lines are faint. However, if one line appears next to C, your test is negative. It is important to note that a negative result does not necessarily suggest a lack of Covid infection. This is because false-negative results represent a possible test outcome.
Moreover, if your test does not have a line next to C, this means that your test is voided. Following this, you should carry out a new test with a fresh kit.
Can the test be used for travel purposes?
You can use Antigen testing as proof of a negative Covid infection for some destinations. In this case, it is most-commonly used to confirm whether you are able to board your return flight to the UK. It is important to check whether the testing method is accepted by your airline, as well as the destination country, before you travel. You can find guidance with relation to individual countries on the Government website.
Order your Rapid Antigen Test today
Medicspot now offers a private Rapid Antigen Test in Southampton to help you meet Government requirements. Also, the rapid nature of the test will give you the reassurance you need to get on with your day. It will also ensure that any necessary action can be taken swiftly following your results. Your test package will include everything you need to carry out the test, as well as instructions to help you do so.
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