COVID-19/FLU A&B Rapid Antigen Test FAQs
Most common symptoms of infection include fever, cough and shortness of breath etc. SARS-CoV-2 virus can be spread from infected persons before and after developing symptoms.
Please refer to the following website for more information about COVID-19 symptoms:
Flu A and B viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics. Elderly people, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), pregnant people, and children younger than 5 years are regarded to have higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications. It is difficult to differentiate between COVID-19 and flu since they both share similar symptoms of infection.
Please refer to the following website for more information about flu symptoms:
People infected with flu viruses and have developed serious or persistant symptoms should seek medical advice promptly. In case of bacterial infection, you should take antibiotics prescribed by doctors and follow professional medical suggestions. High-risk groups for flu complications incl. childrem, ages 50+ and chronically ill patients should also take antiviral medicines prescribed by doctors in the first 48 hours of flu-like symptoms to lower the risk of developing complications.
People infected with SARS-CoV-2 should follow the latest guidelines from the government to declare your positive test results, and quarantine at home or isolation facilities and receive treatments.
- Collect anterior nasal swab specimen
- Stir the swab into the buffer solution by twisting the swab back and forth 20 times
- Drop 4 drops of the buffer solution into the test device
- Read the results promptly in 15 minutes (results after 20 minutes should not be used)
INDICAID™ COVID-19/FLU A&B Rapid Antigen Test Instruction Video (TBC)
- Negative: 'C' line only
- Positive: 'C' line AND any 'A', 'B', or 'CoV' line
- Invalid: No 'C' line. If no ‘C’ line is seen, the test result is INVALID even if you see ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘CoV’ line(s)
If you develop COVID-19, flu A or flu B symptoms or your symptoms become severe, seek medical attention immediately.
Co-infection with SARS-CoV-2, flu A and/ or flu B is rare. If results are positive for more than one test lines, the sample should be retested with new test kit. Report all results obtained from this test kit to your healthcare provider.
If you tested negative and continue to experience COVID-19, flu A, or flu B-like symptoms of fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath, you should seek follow-up care with your healthcare provider.
- Immunocompromised perople incl. children, elderly and chronically ill patients
- People with relevant epidemiological or contact history with those who are suspected or have been infected with COVID-19
- People who have recently travelled to communities, shopping malls or other places related to a COVID-19 outbreak
- Frontline staff who are in frequent contact with customers
- People who frequently use mass public transportation
- People who attend large gatherings, visit communities or venues with a high population density