Everything you need to know about Covid-19 antigen tests.

Everything you need to know about Covid-19 antigen tests.

Antigen testing – also known as rapid testing – will be a key instrument in the battle against the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.

HealthOx Biotech ltd. has teamed up with doctors and researchers across the globe in order to provide solutions that are accessible to each and all. The massive amounts spent on research has yielded an antigen test that provides you with a >97% reliable answer in just 15 minutes.

Tests such as these are vital for limited-resource-areas affected by covid, on the count that they don’t require access to a laboratory with expensive equipment and highly educated scientists. Our Antigen sputum test kits are designed to be fully encompassing, in the sense of providing all the needed equipment and necessary instructions. The goal was, and still remains, to make covid-testing accessible to people all over the world.

Regardless of the excellent results our products have had at clinical trials, we urge you to bear in mind that there is a slight possibility for false negatives. For this reason, we urge you to stay home if you display symptoms – regardless of a negative test.

Our products have been quality checked by independent parties such as The World Health Organization (WHO), as well as both governmental and private-sector researchers. For a product such as ours to be allowed at market, it has to satisfy many criteria. The Antigen sputum rapid test kit has shown satisfying sensitivity, specificity and total accuracy at clinical trials; meets GMP standards for medical supplies; is ISO-certified by British BSI; and has passed clinical validation in national labs everywhere from Germany to Zimbabwe.

“Self-tests offer many advantages from a public health perspective when used to complement professionally administered RADTs or RT-PCR tests. They lower the threshold to get tested, and if accompanied with clear public health instructions, offer the possibility to isolate infectious individuals early and thereby reducing further transmission.”

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) *fotnote 1*

Vi ønsker å senke terskelen for å teste seg, ved å gjøre covid-testing lett å utføre

The Covid-19 Antigen Detection Kit is designed to assist in the early detection of covid cases, by making covid-tests accessible and easy enough for anyone to perform. This kit has currently been exported to over 50 countries, and is assisting local health institutions worldwide in the battle against covid. A product of this kind

will relieve local health institutions of some of the strain that is placed on them, by allowing citizens to self-monitor.

This, however, may result in an increase in detections of infection, and thus become a strain of its own on local health authorities. Then again, this is outweighed when one accounts for the toll it would have taken had it been detected later and more persons had been infected. All in all, it will drastically increase the ability to monitor oneself for Covid-19, which is instrumental if we are to prevent further transmission of the virus.

How to read the test results:

In case of a positive test, contact your local health authority for advice and pay close attention to the rules of procedure they provide.

Incase of an invalid test, redo or retest the sample with a different test card.

Regardless of a negative test, you should keep your distance from others, wash your hands regularly and follow the safety measures issued by your local health authorities and/or organs such as The World Health Organization.

Wherever you decide to gather your information, please ensure that they or their sources are qualified to make the given claim. The internet is a spectacular place to share information. Unfortunately, this also means it is a great place to spread mis-information. Be careful.

Although our product has a very reliable total accuracy and allows for very close monitoring of your immune system – thus drastically increasing the chance to diagnose Covid in the early stages -, it will not, by any means, make you immune to

infection. What it guarantees is that everyone has the means to detect infection rapidly which in turn prevents further transmission. Nevertheless, it is only so if we work together. We must all do our part if we are to prevent transmission. The first step in doing so must then be to be informed about what our part entails. Here at HealthOx Biotech our mission is to make the equipment for, and information about, thoroughly researched infection-control-measures accessible, simple and most importantly effective.

“Antigen Rapid Detection Tests can both fill gaps in access to testing and alleviate pressure on laboratories performing NAAT, thereby reducing delays in diagnosis and optimizing use of available tools.”

World Health Organization (WHO) *Fotnote 2*

The antigen sputum detection kit allows for close monitoring of one’s immune system, but it must be conducted by someone entrusted by local health authorities to register the test-results, if it is to have any effect on said authorities’ infection-tracking-system. The main goal is to allow for easy testing at any time and location that suits you, to ensure access to and to provide motivation for covid-testing to prevent further transmission – instead of insisting on gathering more data and numbers.

What do antigen tests do?

An antigen test measures the IgG and IgA antibody levels in your body, and interprets the result to provide you with an answer. It does so by the use of antigen technology – a technique that identifies pathogen antigens that are immunogenic and expressed in vivo human infection, by using rapid immunoassays. In simpler words, antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which implies current viral infection- and it does it in just 15minutes.

How to perform an antigen test:

One of the key factors for mis-answers is human flaws in executing the test steps. Prior to conducting the test, read the manual closely or scan the QR-code on the box for an instructional video. Ensure that your hands and workstation are sanitized.

If you wish to conduct the test by spitting:

If you wish to conduct the test by nose swab:

Who is the NewGene team?

NEWGENE has an outstanding scientific research team, 40% of which has positive senior titles and doctorate degrees. The core team members are high-end talents in the fields of biology and computer science from scientific research institutions and colleges such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fudan University, Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc.

Meet the developers of the Antigen Rapid detection test kit:

Dr. Chunlei Fan, Chief Scientist of NEWGENE Bioengineering.

Prof. Fan graduated from the Biology Department of Hangzhou Normal University with a Bachelor of Science degree in July 1985; in June 2007, he received a Master of Medicine degree from Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Gang Sun, CTO of NEWGENE Bioengineering.

Dr. Sun, PhD in Pathogenic Biology, Fudan University, has participated in a series of national key scientific research projects, including «National Natural Science Foundation», «Eleventh Five-Year» National Science and Technology Major Project, and «Ministry of Science and Technology International Cooperation Major Project».

Dr. Xiaojin Zho, President of NEWGENE Bioengineering.

Dr. Zhu received his bachelor’s degree in software engineering from Tianjin University and his master’s degree and doctorate degree in computer science and technology from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Mingfu Li, General Manager of NEWGENE Bioengineering.

Dr. Li graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2010

with a bachelor’s degree. In the same year, he was recommended to the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for a master and doctoral degree. He received a doctorate in engineering in 2016.

In summation:

The antigen detection kit makes it accessible to test oneself for covid as often as one would like.

If you wish to continuously monitor yourself, we recommend testing for covid every third day.

The test has an accuracy of >97% reliability.

Requires ca. 15minutes to acquire a test result.

Measures the IgG and IgA antibody levels in your body and interprets the results to provide the answer.

Powered by NEWGENE Engineering

Verified by the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as several national labs who have all drawn the same conclusions.

These tests may be a key tool in the fight against this pandemic.

The tests are quite reliable, but there is a possibility of false negatives.

“Antigentests are most suitable for large scale applications in resource limited areas … It can be used as a rapid tool to assist the early diagnosis of covid-19.”

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

“It is expected that Antigen Rapid Detection Tests (AG-RDT) will greatly expand access to testing, enabling the most accurate estimates of disease burden and targeting of control measures and treatments.”

World Health Organization (WHO) *fotnote 2*

Sensitivity: 96.1%%

Specificity: 99.0%%?

Total accuracy: 97.5% *fotnote 3*

Certificates:

GMP – good manufacturing practice

CE certification

ISO certified by British BSI

Is placed on the “allow list” issued by the Ministry of Commerce for anti-epidemic products export.

Registered in the British Medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (MHRA)

Referanser:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. “Considerations on the use of self-tests for COVID-19 in the EU/EEA” – 17 March 2021. ECDC:

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/considerations-use-self-tests-covid-19-eueea

World Health Organization. “SARS-CoV-2 antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic tests: An implementation guide” – 21 December 2020. WHO:

https://www.who.int/publications-detail-redirect/9789240017740

NEWGENE. “COVID-19 Antigen Detection Kit Clinical Study Report” – October 12 th , 2020: https://iprotectu.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/NEWGENE-Clinical-Report.pdf

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