FlowFlex Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test?
The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is a lateral flow immunoassay intended to help in the rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens (the COVID antigen) present in human nasal swab samples. This test can be used for quick on-site testing.
How accurate is the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test?
The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test has a sensitivity of 96.26% and a specificity of 99.62%, making it a highly accurate rapid testing kit for COVID-19.
How long does it take to get results from the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test?
The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test can provide results in as little as 15 minutes.
How is the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test performed?
The test is performed using a nasal swab sample. After the sample is collected, it is inserted into a tube with extraction buffer. The test cassette is then used to read the results.
Are Flowflex tests suitable for self-testing at home?
Absolutely! Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are user-friendly and can be used for self-testing at home. These kits do not require any additional equipment or professional medical supervision. However, it is essential to carefully follow the instructions provided to ensure accurate results.
What does a positive result mean on the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test?
A positive result indicates the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antigens in the sample and suggests the individual may be infected with COVID-19.
What does a negative result mean on the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test?
A negative result suggests that SARS-CoV-2 antigens were not present in the sample at the time of testing.
Can I use the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test if I have received a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. You can use the test if you have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The test detects active infection and is not affected by your vaccination status.
What should I do if I test positive with the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test?
If you test positive, it is wise to self-isolate and follow the guidance provided by the UK government and health authorities. You should also inform your close contacts about your test result.
Can I place bulk orders for Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests?
Yes, bulk orders are possible. For enquiries regarding bulk orders, please visit our website or contact our sales team. In the email, you should specify the quantities of kits you are seeking, and the formats required, i.e., singles, 5-packs or 25 multipacks. Our sales team will then send a bespoke quotation based on volumes and the current market rates. We will always remain committed to offering the most competitive prices.
Are Flowflex tests suitable for use in healthcare facilities?
Yes, Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are suitable for use in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and testing centres.
Are Flowflex tests approved by regulatory authorities?
Yes, Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests have received the necessary approvals by MHRA, meeting their required standards for accuracy and reliability and has the CE stamp of approval.
What does a MHRA and CE mark mean?
The CE mark refers to a certification indicating that a product meets the essential health, safety, and environmental requirements set by the European Union. It shows that the product complies with the relevant EU legislation and can be legally sold in the European Economic Area.
MHRA approved refers to the approval granted by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the United Kingdom. This approval signifies that a specific medical device or medication meets the necessary standards of safety, quality, and effectiveness required for use in the UK healthcare system.
Are there any special storage requirements for Flowflex test kits?
Flowflex tests can be kept in temperatures ranging anywhere from 2 – 30 degrees. Generally, Flowflex test kits should be stored in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight, and within the recommended temperature range.
Can Flowflex tests detect new variants of the virus?
Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are designed to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antigens, regardless of the specific variant. If you have any doubts, just ask. One of our sales team will be ready to assist with any questions you may have.