Month: February 2021

PLH Medical Now Supplying Covid-19 Antigen Testing Kits

 

PLH Medical are pleased to announce that to support the fight against COVID-19 we are now supplying the lateral flow CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Testing Kits. These are available to purchase in boxes of 20 tests.

The entire world has been gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic and everything from our personal lives to the economy has been impacted. As a result, preventing the spread of the virus has been key and regular testing has become an integral part of curbing the spread.

To support testing the Clinitest Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Test has been designed to provide rapid results, which is crucial for businesses, education establishments and other areas to operate safely.

About Antigen Testing

Antigen testing involves identifying the presence of a protein, which is known as the nucleocapsid protein, which is found in the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This form of testing involves collecting swabs from the nose before it is placed in a special solution and then added to the testing strip.

The test will then deliver results in just 15 minutes that determine whether an individual is positive or not. These tests can then be used to help contain the spread of the virus by identifying those who are carrying the virus, regardless of whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic. What’s more, the tests have a specificity rate of 99.22% and a sensitivity of 96.72%, ensuring that they deliver reliable results.

Clinitest Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Test

Clinitest is a trademark of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and the company has a history of creating healthcare solutions for a range of requirements. The company has been given the CE mark of approval for the Clinitest Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test.

Clinitest has experience in creating rapid-response tests such as their pregnancy tests, which means that the experience is far-reaching. However, with rapid results, it enables communities and businesses to actively manage the spread and quickly act where positive cases are identified.

Who Can Buy These Antigen Covid Test Kits?

The tests can be utilised across any setting or industry, enabling businesses, education, and healthcare providers to actively monitor staff and personnel. Therefore, the kits cannot be purchased for home or personal use. This is because they must be used by a trained professional who understands what the test is about and what it’s limitations might be. Furthermore, it’s important that the individual administering the test has the ability to understand the complete clinical picture once the results have been determined.

About PLH Medical Ltd

PLH Medical Ltd is now one of the leading suppliers of X-Ray imaging equipment around the world. The company was established in 1977 and now provides solutions for use in the medical setting as well as the veterinary setting. The company has worked with respected names in the healthcare industry and they place a focus on product reliability as well as value for money and customer satisfaction.

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