How to perform your rapid test for COVID-19 and get results in 20 minutes.
Remove the Swab and Test Device from their packaging. Place the Test Device on a horizontal (flat) surface for running the test.
Insert the entire collection tip of the swab provided (usually ½ to ¾ of an inch, or 1 to 1.5 cm) inside the nostril.
Firmly sample the nasal wall by rotating the swab in a circular path against the nasal wall at least 4 times. Take approximately 15 seconds to collect the specimen. Be sure to collect any nasal drainage that may be present on the swab.
Repeat in the other nostril using the same swab.
The Buffer Solution Vial cap is composed of two parts (purple and white). Remove the entire cap. Stir the swab into the Buffer Solution, ensuring that the swab head is fully submerged by tilting the vial.
Twist the swab back and forth 20 times in the Buffer Solution. Roll the swab head against the inner wall of the vial to release the liquid from the swab, then discard the swab.
Close the entire vial cap tightly. Immediately perform steps 5 – 7.
Remove the purple top half of the cap to expose the dropper tip
Hold the vial vertically above the sample well (S). Slowly squeeze and apply 3 drops of the Buffer Solution into the sample well (S) of the Test Device.
Read the test line (T) and control line (C) results promptly at 20 minutes, and not earlier to ensure proper test performance.
Results after 25 minutes should not be used.
The INDICAID™ COVID-19 Antigen Positive Control should provide a positive result.
The INDICAID™ COVID-19 Antigen Negative Control should provide a negative result.