Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, or 2019-nCoV) which is an enveloped non-segmented positive-sense RNA virus, is the cause of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). SARS-CoV-2 has several structural proteins including spike (S), envelope (E), membrane (M), and nucleocapsid (N). The antigen is generally detectable in upper respiratory samples during the acute phase of infection.
AccoBiotech’s SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kit is an immunochromatographic assays which designed to detect the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid proteins in respiratory samples from patients with signs and symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The antigen-conjugate complexes migrate across the test strip to the reaction area and are captured by a line of antibodies bound on the membrane. A color band will show up when antigen-conjugate is deposited at the Test “T” position and the Control “C” position on the device.
- Good accurate at early infection
- Appropriate for early stage with limited cases of patients.
- Easy to use
*Information taken from Acco Biotech Website