The Panodyne Covid-19 or Flu A+B Antigen Combination Rapid Lateral Flow Test Kit (nasopharyngeal swab/oropharyngeal swab), which has gained CE certification, is intended for Health Professional Use to help identify whether, for example, patients and those in social care settings (at the time of testing) have COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or Flu (A+B) Ė even if no obvious symptoms are present.
We recommend you read the Official Government Guidance regarding SARS-COV-2 Lateral Flow Tests here.
Itís quick and accurate. The point of care test uses a nasopharyngeal swab sample to detect the presence of the antigens produced by the bodyís immune system, and a positive or negative result is visible within 15 minutes of testing, with a 98-99% accuracy level (see Clinical Report Summary PDF for full details).
Most tests require both a nasal and throat swab in order to work correctly, however this test has been specifically formulated to work only with a nasopharyngeal sample.
These tests can be administered to both Adults & Children.
Each individual test kit includes 1x test cassette, 1x sterile swab, 1x antigen extraction buffer, 1x sample extraction tube, 1x dropper tip, 1x package insert, plus full usage instructions, which are all located inside a sealed test kit wallet.
Whilst the test kit works very quickly, requires no specialist equipment, is easy to use, and test results are easy to read, the manufacturers recommend that the kit should be administered by medically trained personnel. Also please note that if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, you must follow Government guidelines in terms of isolating and testing.
The results will inform you of the following, although please be aware that if the C line does not appear, the test is invalid.
For the COVID-19 Test, 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 novel coronavirus 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 novel coronavirus antigen has been detected and the result is positive. You currently have COVID-19.
For the Flu A+B Antigen Test, there is 1 negative and 3 positive results:
Negative Result: If only the quality control line (C) appears and no detection lines (A or B) are visible, then no influenza A or B virus antigen has been detected and the result is negative.
Positive Result (Flu A+B): C, B, and A - if the quality control line (C) and the detection lines (A and B) appear, then both the influenza A virus antigen and influenza B virus antigen have been detected and the result is positive for Flu A and B.
Positive Result (Flu A): C and A - if the quality control line (C) and the detection line (A) appears, then the influenza A virus antigen has been detected and the result is positive for Flu A.
Positive Result (Flu B): C and B - if the quality control line (C) and the detection line (B) appears, then the influenza B virus antigen has been detected and the result is positive for Flu B.
Please note that this test is not intended for home use.
A recent article was published on the National Health Executive website about Panodyne tests which can be read here.
Panodyne have produced a very useful Declaration Form for each of their test kits as attached which can be used each time someone is tested and kept as an internal record. Unlike PCR test kits, Lateral flow test kits do not need to be sent off to a lab to be processed and will provide results within 10-15 minutes. If the individual tested is positive, it is recommended that they immediately self-isolate and arrange to take a PCR test.
Panodyne sets the industry standards for unrivalled customer care and excellent client services from order to delivery, providing prompt replies and swift resolution to any queries. All Panodyne products are fully accredited and CE certified and registered with the MHRA where applicable.
With over 20 years of expertise, Panodyne is a well-established and trusted UK manufacturer with full ISO9001:2015 and ISO:13845 quality management system accreditations. Its production facilities are regulated and audited under the strictest standards to guarantee high quality consistency and product availability, while products are also independently tested by global testing agencies such as SGS and Intertek. All products and medical devices are researched, designed and formulated in the UK and tested to the highest European standards to meet all legal requirements.