How to do a COVID Lateral Flow Test with Result Image Verification Video
A rapid antigen test is another name for a lateral flow test. The Coronafocus lateral flow Fit to Fly and Day 2 Arrival tests are useful because they can be done from any location and the result image verification via our simple Coronafocus app provides results in less than 2 hrs.
To help guide you through the lateral flow swab test and result image upload process, Oncologica®’s new video outlines the keys stages of lateral flow antigen sample taking and upload of the result image for international travel
Step 1: Activate the Coronafocus Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test in the Coronafocus App
The Coronafocus COVID19 Lateral flow antigen tests are dispatched by courier and each kit includes a packaged self-sample swab, buffer solution tube, dropper lid, lateral flow antigen cassette with unique ID and swab result image upload instructions. Users receive instructions electronically when placing orders, explaining how to register and activate the lateral flow antigen test kit in the Coronafocus app.
Step 2: Lateral Flow Test and Result Photo Upload
To take the Coronafocus antigen test, you take a swab sample from inside your nostrils, then mix the swab with buffer solution which is dripped onto the lateral flow test cassette test well. As the sample is pulled along the cassette strip by capillary action it encounters a line of antibodies designed to recognise COVID antigens and binds onto them. If the testing strip detects the COVID-19 virus, it will show up as a thin red line next to the “T” on the device.
The lateral flow cassette result is placed on the Coronafocus image upload guide included in the test kit with unique QR code, and the name of person tested and order reference is added. Images are submitted via the simple to use Coronafocus app with swab time and date taken for verification.
Step 3: Test Result Verification – Fast Access to Downloadable Certificate
The Coronafocus app logs the swab image result in the system with the unique sample number to track the rapid lateral flow test result through the verification process with medical oversight. A doctor-signed certificate is available in the Coronafocus app < 2 hrs of image upload. The certificate can be downloaded with secure PIN or sent via email. Depending on the travel destination rules the Coronafocus lateral flow antigen test can be used for Day 2 Arrivals and Fit to Fly travel testing.
Oncologica® is a UKAS and ISO 15189 accredited cancer and COVID testing laboratory, which is listed as a private provider on Gov.UK. Oncologica® process many thousands of lateral flow and PCR tests daily to help protect health and prevent virus transmission to individuals and wider public. Oncologica®’s Lateral Flow and PCR test options are detailed here oncologica.com/covid-testing/