PRICE £240.00


Buy Newgene Rapid Antigen Saliva Test: Mail Order Kit

  • Delivered to you
  • Packs of 25
  • Medical Professional required to administer
  • Results in 15 minutes
  • Minimum sensitivity of 97.3%, Specificity of 99.0%

Price: £240 (inc VAT) + £15 delivery

What is it?

This is a Rapid Antigen (Current Infection Status) Test using a sputum sample (saliva). It comes in a box of 25. The result is available in 15 minutes. The test is CE marked and has been submitted to MHRA for approval. This test is not suitable for international travel testing requirements so please book the RT-PCR test if you require this.

Requires no instrumentation and provides results in 15 minutes, making it a valuable tool for mass testing in decentralised settings.

Accessible, portable and scalable option for COVID-19 testing.

May also be useful for supporting public health strategies, such as contact tracing and large-scale testing of people suspected of having an active infection.

Please note: this test is to be used by trained medical professionals only. Please input your qualifications in the notes section when ordering for verification. If you require a medical professional, please email us here.

This test is suitable for the qualitative detection of novel coronavirus in sputum sample. Sputum is not just saliva but the thick mucus – sometimes called phlegm – which is coughed up from the lungs. It aims to answer: do I have the virus now? This test is an immunochromatographic membrane assay that uses highly sensitive monoclonal antibodies to detect nucleocapsid protein from SARS-CoV-2 in sputum sample. It is able to provide a rapid result in 15 minutes.

The test is taken to:
⦁ Diagnose infection
⦁ Test following infection to see if the virus has been cleared
⦁ Screen asymptomatic individuals to detect if they carry virus and are potentially infectious

This is a 'Point of Care Test', meaning the results are provided to you on the day of the test. The test takes roughly 15 minutes to provide a result and you will be provided with a confirmation email and certificate of this result by the end of the day.

These tests are CE Marked and have been submitted to MHRA for approval inline with current Government guidelines. They are for trained medical professionals and in vitro diagnostic use only. In other words, you need to arrange for a Medical Professional to carry out these tests for you. We can arrange these if required, please contact us for a quote.

The test has a minimum Sensitivity of 97.3% and a Specificity of 99%.

Sensitivity concerns the false negative rate and is expressed as a percentage: out of 100 truly positive patients, how many are detected as positive by the test? The higher the sensitivity, the fewer the numbers of false negatives. In the USA, sensitivity is often called positive percent agreement (PPA).

Specificity concerns the false positive rate and is expressed as a percentage: out of 100 truly negative patients, how many are detected as negative by the test? The higher the specificity, the fewer the numbers of false positives. In the USA, specificity is often called negative percent agreement (NPA).

Before taking the test, it is important to understand the following.

  1. Do not use mouthwash for at least 24 hours prior to testing.
  2. You should brush your teeth before coming to have your test and rinse your mouth properly with water only.
  3. It should be noted that all results provide a momentary view and that an individual’s health status may have changed since the sample specimen was taken.