About the Test

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  • Lateral flow antigen tests are intended to detect the presence or absence of coronavirus by applying a swab or saliva sample to the device’s absorbent pad.
  • The sample runs along the surface of the pad, showing at the end a visual positive or negative result dependant on the presence of the virus.
  • Lateral flow devices do not require a laboratory to process the test. The devices are designed to be intuitive and require minimal training to operate.
  • Swabbing and processing of these tests will be conducted at a dedicated testing site as a self-test with supervision from trained personnel.
  • Lateral flow tests are validated technology, they are safe, inexpensive and the results are trusted.

*All information correct at the time of publishing and in accordance with government guidance provided to Universities at the time. November 2020.

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