Our Pharmacist will phone you within 1 working day to schedule your appointment in our Pharmacy: Santry's Pharmacy Ardfallen Douglas Road Cork
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Results indicate the presence of COVID-19 within 15 mins.
People who should not attend for this test:
Patients with symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, you should be referred by a GP to Public Health for testing.
Patients with a positive PCR Test result within the previous 8 weeks.
What is COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing?
Rapid Antigen testing is a helpful diagnostic tool, particularly for those who live, work or learn in a group setting as testing may identify positive cases before COVID-19 can spread among the group. It involves a swab taken by our specially trained pharmacist from the back of your nose. A testing kit is then used onsite to assess for the presence of COVID-19 antigens (markers found on the virus particles). Your result is available within 15 minutes. Our Roche Rapid Antigen test has a sensitivity of 96.52% (3.48% False Positive Rate) and a specificity of 99.2% (0.8% False Negative).
Antigen tests are intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of infections with COVID-19. There is a small possibility that the result may give a false negative or false positive. Positive Antigen results should be confirmed by a PCR test.
What do I do if I test negative?
It’s possible if you have come in contact with the virus shortly before your test that the infection may not yet be detectable and there is a chance that you might pick up a COVID-19 infection just after your test result. For this reason, you will still need to follow all public health guidelines in relation to COVID-19 control.
What do I do if I test positive?
You will be contacted by our team of healthcare professionals and advised to return home, contact your GP undertake a PCR test and self-isolate until the results of the PCR test are known.