Antigen testing

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Rapid testing - Antigen

Rapid antigen testing

A rapid antigen test for COVID-19 detects SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins to confirm the presence of an active infection. Fast, easy-to-deploy and cost effective, point-of-care antigen rapid tests are an ideal screening tool in high-congregate settings where identifying and isolating infected individuals quickly is key.

Authorized* by Health Canada for point-of-care (onsite) testing, the Rapid Response® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is:

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Less invasive

anterior-nasal swab

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Quick results

in 15 minutes

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95.8% sensitivity

nasopharyngeal; 90.2% nasal

*Authorized by Interim Order

BTNX Rapid Response COVID-19 Antigen Test

BTNX Rapid Response® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test

Songbird’s preferred antigen rapid test is the BTNX Rapid Response® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test. With the option of a less-invasive anterior nasal sample, no instruments required to read results, and a pre-mixed buffer, the Rapid Response® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is a user-friendly option to detect a COVID-19 infection during the peak infectious period.

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Ideal deployments for antigen rapid tests

Different rapid tests serve different purposes. As national experts in point-of-care rapid test deployments, Songbird will help determine which tests—PCR/NAAT, antigen and/or antibody—are the right fit for a space and its population.

Each type of test has a different probability for detecting COVID-19. Antigen rapid tests are an ideal screening tool in high-congregate settings where identifying and isolating infected individuals quickly is key. Fast and easy to deploy, antigen rapid tests offer a cost-effective option suitable in a wide range of situations.

Find out if the Rapid Response® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test should be part of a point-of-care testing solution for your specific environment and population.

Learn about our other rapid testing options or compare all three

PCR test

A PCR rapid test applies DNA/RNA technology to accurately identify the genetic markers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Learn more

Antibody test

Antibodies are proteins produced in response to a viral infection offering protection from future reinfection. Learn more