Step-By-Step Guide To Use COVID-19 Self Testing Kit At Home

Step-By-Step Guide To Use COVID-19 Self Testing Kit At Home

The central government is encouraging individuals to make use of the COVID-19 self-test kit at home after the cases skyrocket across the nation. Union health secretary, Rajesh Bhushan & ICMR director, Balram Bhargava announced that the RTPCR-based test experience delay of 5-8 hours. That’s why the home test is necessary. The self-testing kit is available on the GeM portal; you can get it from there easily. Make sure you follow the give below steps correctly to use the COVID-19 self-testing kit precisely. Test yourself whether you’re positive or negative in just 30 minutes with the Rapid Antigen self-test today.

How To Use COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self Test Kit At Home?

The Indian council of medical research has advised individuals to use COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self Test Kit at home. Before you do so, download the application mentioned in the kit & fill in your credentials. This is done to make sure no positive case gets missed. Here’s how you can use a self-test COVID kit step by step,

  • First of all, sanitize the surface at which you’ll place the COVID test kit
  • Now, wash your hands using soap or simply sanitize it
  • Tab the pre-filled extract tube and let the liquid settle on the table
  • Unscrew the tube cap
  • Open a sterile nasal safe swab without touching the ends of the swab while holding the extract tube on the other hand

  • Next, insert the swab into your nostrils up to 2-4 centimeters. Gently roll the swab 5 times
  • Now put this swab in the pre-filled extraction tube & break it
  • Lastly, cover the tube with a tight nozzle cap
  • Take the specimen and squeeze 2 drops from the extraction tube
  • Wait for 30 minutes to get the results
  • If two lines appear, then you are positive otherwise negative

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Some Mistakes to Avoid While Using COVID-19 Self-Test Kit

If you’ve never conducted the self-test at home, then make sure you read the instructions carefully. Don’t hurry up; let the swab sit for 30 minutes.

It’s highly important to wash your hand before and after taking the COVID-19 self-test kit. These basic hygiene protocols are must be taken to get accurate results.

If you get a positive, then it means you are infected with COVID-19. You should self-isolate as per the local guides and get treated.

If you test negative, then you aren’t infectious however you still need to follow guidelines like wearing face coverings, social distancing, and hand washing. If you need to travel somewhere, then make sure you get the COVID-19 booster shots.

Also Read: Future Face Masks Could Detect Covid-19 With Accuracy Equals To PCR Tests

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