Does this test detect COVID-19 variants?

By |2022-05-26T23:03:31+00:00May 19th, 2022||

Sequence analysis suggests our test will detect variants currently in circulation. We routinely monitor sequences deposited in GISAID and Nextstrain for emerging SARS-CoV-2 mutations and variants and pay special attention to CDC data on circulating rates, and variants defined by the CDC as Variants of Concern (VoC) and Variants of Interest (Vol). Performance at the time [...]

What is the difference between an antigen and a molecular test?

By |2022-05-19T23:02:46+00:00May 19th, 2022||

An antigen test, such as the SCoV-2 Ag Detect™ Rapid Self-Test, detects proteins from the virus. Molecular tests detect genetic material from the virus. Antigen tests are very specific for the virus, but not as sensitive as molecular tests. This means that a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not rule out infection. [...]

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