Our Hughes Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Tests offer significant advantages over many other COVID-19 tests in that they are fully approved by UK Government Public Health England, Porton Down Laboratory for Home Use, are completely non-invasive requiring just a 1-2cm swab in the lower nostril and offer a combined testing accuracy of up to 98.8% to find out if you currently have COVID-19 in just 15 minutes.
These lateral flow tests kits are packed in boxes of 25 (individual test kit boxes are also available).
These tests are very quick and simple to administer, and fully Home Use approved. They differ from your usual nasopharyngeal lateral flow COVID-19 test as the test only needs to enter the lower nostril, therefore, reducing discomfort without compromising on accuracy. The test only requires a 1-2cm swab, unlike the standard 9-10cm swab into the nostril.
Clinical trials from the UK, USA, Sweden, and China show a combined accuracy of 98.8% (96.8% diagnostic sensitivity and 97.1% specificity) for these tests.
Each box of 25 test kits includes:
25 x Individually sealed test cassette
25 x Individually sealed swab (1-2cm into the lower nostril)
25 x Pre-filled buffer tube
25 x Waste Bag
1 x Instructions
1 x Tube Holder
The UK Government Public Health England, Porton Down Laboratory, which reviews all lateral flow tests for the DHSC/UK Government, has validated these tests to have exemplary accuracy at multiple viral loads, including for asymptomatic patients, and across the new different variants. You can find them in the list here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/assessment-and-procurement-of-coronavirus-covid-19-tests/outcome-of-the-evaluation-of-rapid-diagnostic-assays-for-specific-sars-cov-2-antigens-lateral-flow-devices
With their medical history based in the neurology sector and subsequently expanding into drug development and medical devices, Hughes Healthcare has worked relentlessly to bring to market the most accurate and easy to use Rapid Antigen Test in the UK by engineering a mass human testing protocol to control and eradicate Covid-19 and its variants. They utilise robotic medical devices for drug infusion in neuro-oncology, modify existing large molecule drugs into water-soluble versions for infusion via catheters into the brainstem and diagnostic assays for viral Antibodies and Antigens. They now supply these Rapid Antigen Test Kits both at point of care settings and for self-test and a fully encrypted, end to end technology system and app to record, distribute, and share results through their health passport. Their protocol has received huge support and purchasing agreements from many EU Government bodies with the tests being backed by the NHS, most UK airport testing centres such as Heathrow Terminal 2 & 5, along with many multinational companies.
The results will inform you of the following, although please be aware that if the C line does not appear, the test is invalid. There is 1 negative and 1 positive result:
Negative Result: If only the quality control line (C) appears and the detection line (T) is not visible, then no SARS-CoV-2 antigen has been detected and the result is negative.
Positive Result: C and T - if the quality control line (C) and the detection line (T) appears, then the SARS-CoV-2 antigen has been detected and the result is positive. You currently have COVID-19, and a PCR confirmation test should be carried out.
Please note that if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, you must follow Government guidelines in terms of isolating and testing. We recommend you read the Official Government Guidance regarding SARS-COV-2 Lateral Flow Tests here.
It is recommended that you watch the video prior to administering the first test.
Please note the following regarding free government tests being offered to companies with 50+ employees There is a requirement that once tests are delivered, a barcode for each test has to be printed out, and test results must be uploaded to .gov website including all the personal details of each person taking the test - if any companies do not follow the process, no more tests will be supplied. Therefore, as a typical example, if a company has a requirement to test 100 staff members one day, each test would take 10 minutes, each update of personal data circa 4 minutes, + barcode printing of 1 minute - so a total of 16 minutes per test equates to over 26 hours for one person to test all 100 employees.
By purchasing our Hughes tests you are able to save significant time on all the paperwork.