1. Remove the test cassette from the sealed foil pouch and use it as soon as possible.
2. Lay device on flat surface and add specimen (see specific instructions for each specimen type below):
a).For Serum or Plasma Specimen: With the plastic dropper provided, draw serum/plasma specimen to exceed the specimen line, as shown in the diagram below. Hold the dropper vertically and transfer drawn serum/plasma specimen into the sample well (S). Immediately add 2 drops (about 80 μL) of sample buffer to the buffer well (B) ensuring that buffer vial tip does not touch the sample. Avoid air bubbles.
b).For Whole Blood Specimen: Hold the plastic dropper vertically and transfer 1 drop of whole blood (about 10 μL) to the sample well (S) of the test device. Immediately add 2 drops (about 80 μL) of sample buffer to the buffer well (B) ensuring that buffer vial tip does not touch the sample. Avoid air bubbles.
3. Wait for the control line (C) to change from blue to a red color. If, after 2 minutes, the sample has not moved across the test window or if blood is still present in the sample well (S), add 1 additional drop of sample buffer to the buffer well (B).
4. The results should be read in 10 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 15 minutes.
The picture below describes the use of this kit:
This kit is used as aiding tool for the testing of COVID-19, which shall be used in combination with RT-PCR/CT scanning. The results shall be determined by professionals. It is not a home use test. Before licensed by CDC, this kit can only used as research tool, which can not be used in clinical diagnosis of COVID-19.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness, ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV, also known as SARS-CoV-2) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The disease caused by this novel coronavirus is then named Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) by WHO.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.