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CoronaSafe+™ (COVID-19 Respiratory Virus PCR Swabs)

$325.00

  • Highly sensitive swab test
  • Government standard clinical testing method
  • Results in 48 hours
  • Can be conducted by an individual or medical personnel
  • Support when administering test & understanding results

COVID-19 Respiratory Virus PCR Swabs

CoronaSafe+™ is a highly sensitive respiratory PCR swab test which provides detection of COVID-19. The PCR test kit detects
the genetic information of the virus, the RNA. This is only possible if the virus is present and someone is actively infected.

PCR tests are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response
or antibodies. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease
are present, the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus early on. PCR testing is a government standard clinical
testing method.

The best test protocol for an early infection is combining the CoronaSafe™ antibody test AND the CoronaSafe+™ PCR test which is reported to achieve a 98.6% detection rate within the first 5.5 days of infection. Results can be achieved generally in 48 hours.

Why It’s Critical For Ships To Screen Crew For COVID-19 To Fulfil New EU & IMO Guidelines

Antigen tests which are often referred to as PCR tests, directly detect the virus itself using swabs from the nose and throat and have a high accuracy rate. The swab is then sent to an accredited laboratory for testing. The International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) in April recommended the use of PCR tests antigen tests stating:

If possible test every seafarer with respiratory symptoms with a throat swab (PCR) to identify if they have COVID-19.

The has IMO stated that:

Any person on board that may have been in contact with a suspected case should be…. Asked to remain onboard until laboratory [antigen] results of the suspect case are available

Guidelines from the World Health Organisation recommended that a clinically recovered COVID-19 patient should test negative for the virus twice, with tests conducted at least 24 hours apart. Antigen PCR tests are the critical test for this scenario.

 

How To Use

  1. Check swab expiry date before use
  2. Using the same testing swab stick, take a throat and nose swab
  3. Place the testing swab into its transport tube and fill out the relevant clinical dates
  4. Send samples as soon as possible at ambient temperature for clinical review
  5. If samples are delayed, samples may be stored at room temperature for up to 24 hours
Throat Swab Test
  1. Clean hands and put appropriate PPE
  2. Insert the dry viral swab stick into mouth, and swab the posterior pharynx and tonsillar areas. Avoid the tongue
  3. Remove swab from the throat and begin the nose swab test with same stick

Nose Swab Test

  1. Ask patient to blow their nose into a tissue if able. Then ask them to wash their hands
  2. Put on appropriate PPE
  3. Using the same swab as used for the throat, insert swab straight backwards through the nostril (not upwards) along the floor of the nasal passage until you feel resistance
  4. Rotate the swab a few times and leave in place for few seconds
  5. Remove swab and package the specimen

 

Disclaimer: With the correct swab technique included with your order, the results are accurate and will produce a reliable result. Laboratory results available within 48 hours of receipt by service provider. Tests returned to the laboratory via postal service may be subject to delays outside of our control.

Keep your crew healthy and maintain vessel operations. Secure your certified test kit now whilst limited stocks last.

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