An antigen test detects a piece of protein from the coronavirus. The sample is taken from the nasal cavity by means of a swab. This sample is then applied to a test strip in a liquid. The test strip contains antibodies that detect the coronavirus. It takes an average of 15 minutes before the result is known.
When an antigen test?
You can have an antigen rapid test performed if you have corona symptoms and want to know whether you are infected with the corona virus. You can also do an antigen test if you have not developed any symptoms but have been in contact with someone who is infected. Are you in quarantine because of an infected roommate or after a report from the corona detector app? Then it is best to have yourself tested on or after day 5 of the quarantine.
Covid-19 is the disease caused by the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
The disease can cause respiratory symptoms and fever and in severe cases breathing problems. The virus is spread by coughing and sneezing.
The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:
Cold symptoms (such as a cold, runny nose, sneezing sore throat)
Shortness of breath
Elevation or fever
Sudden loss of smell and/or taste
Starting corona symptoms?
If you become infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, it usually takes 5 to 6 days before you develop symptoms. Have you suffered from Covid-19-like symptoms for 7 to 14 days?
Then we advise you in this case the CE European approved Zekmed antibody test. The antibody test can also show whether you have had a Covid-19 infection in the past and when the antibodies are still visible.
How is an antigen test taken from you?
Our certified Covid-19 testers always ask about the nature of your symptoms and are happy to help you.
You show your ID and are then escorted to a seat where the tester asks you to remove your mouth cap from your nose.
The tester will insert a cotton swab into the nose for 3 seconds after which it will be removed.
You will receive the results by email within 15 minutes via a secure environment.
Have you tested positive? Then the GGD urgently requests that you go into isolation at home for 10 days and keep your distance from your housemates.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I change my appointment?
You can change appointments by sending an email to [email protected] Appointments can be changed no later than 3 hours before the original reservation time. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change an appointment within 3 hours.
Do I also receive a travel certificate with an antigen test?
Yes! With all our rapid tests (except the antibody test) you will receive a travel certificate (PFD) that you can show on your phone or print out.
Is the PCR Saliva Test Reliable?
The regular PCR test is the gold standard worldwide. The examination of the sample when taking the PCR Saliva test is done in the same way as with the regular PCR test. For this, Speed Covid Test works together with laboratories Pro Health and TLR International Laboratories. The PCR saliva test is a test approved by the RIVM.
Important! In case you want to travel, you should check yourself whether a country accepts the PCR Saliva test. Regulations concern the type of test and travel changes regularly.
I must be tested 24/48/72 hours before flight, is this from receipt or result?
The time starts from DECREASE. So keep in mind that if you have to be tested 24 hours in advance, you pay attention to the time of purchase.
If this does not work with a PCR test, you can also order an emergency PCR from us, which will give you the results within 3 hours.
How does the Rush PCR work?
Our urgent PCR is analyzed in our own laboratory, a “run” takes 1.5 hours, but to prevent any re-analysis and to give the logistics service some space, we give the margin of 4 hours. It is also possible that due to delays and an analysis that takes a little longer than usual, it can take a little longer than 3 hours, but if this is the case we will always keep you informed.
Under the supervision of a doctor (BIG)
Our services are carried out according to the RIVM guidelines. We are working under the supervision of: