Code 1 Supply, a major provider of top-of-the-line medical diagnostics, name-brand supplies and equipment, and CPR training equipment and student materials, is responding to the Centers For Disease Control's (CDC) call to consider adopting a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses by offering the covid19 multiplexed detection method.
Who are we?
What is rapid antigen Covid test?
Rapid antigen tests are on-the-spot screening tests that identify proteins in viruses and provide findings in minutes, as the name implies.
Does COVID-19 or the flu have a higher transmission rate?
For COVID-19 virus, the reproductive number — the number of secondary infections created from a single infected individual – is thought to be between 2 and 2.5, which is greater than influenza. COVID-19 and influenza virus estimations, on the other hand, are very context and time-specific, making direct comparisons impossible.
Is it possible to be reinfected with COVID-19?
Although those who have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are mostly protected, some people may become infected again due to a lack of sterilizing immunity. Some re-infected people may have the same ability to spread the virus as those who have been infected for the first time.
Can COVID-19 be identified using an antigen test?
Antigen tests are commonly used in the diagnosis of respiratory pathogens, including influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial virus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for antigen tests that can identify SARS-CoV-2.