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Healgen COVID-19 Antigen Test identifies infected individuals in under 15 minutes.

Friday February 5, 2021

Bunzl Catering Supplies has launched a Healgen COVID-19 Antigen Test to its customers in the catering and hospitality industry. The lateral flow test helps identify infected individuals in under 15 minutes, so they can isolate sooner and avoid spreading the virus to other employees or customers on-site.

The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in direct nasopharyngeal (NP) swab from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. It is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections, it does not differentiate between SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2.

Healgen COVID-19 Antigen Test features and benefits:

  • MHRA approved
  • Lateral flow test
  • Storage temperature: 2-30°C
  • Shelf life: 24 months
  • Relative sensitivity: 96.75%
  • Relative specificity: 99.22%
  • Accuracy: 98.74%
  • Sample type: nasal swab
  • Time to result: <15 minutes

We are working closely with our customers and suppliers to deliver safe and sustainable product solutions and protective equipment during the pandemic. This includes the provision of vital hand hygiene supplies, cutting-edge cleaning and disinfection products and COVID-19 test kits, which reduce the risks of infection and provide operators and customers peace of mind.

The Healgen COVID-19 Antigen Test should be used in conjunction with government advice on people testing positive for COVID-19 and is not a replacement for government testing and track and trace.

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