CanAm Scientific Announces the Approval of the STANDARD Q COVID-19 RAPID ANTIGEN Test Kit
Now approved under Health Canada’s Interim Order Authorization.
- Easy to use
- Test time: 15 - 30 minutes
- Specimen: Nasopharyngeal swab
- Shelf life: 24 months
- Storage temperature: 2-30ºC/36-86ºF
- Pack size: 25T/kit; 30 kits/carton
- All necessary reagents provided & no special equipment required
The STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag Test Kit was the first rapid antigen test kit to be approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization. It has full Korea MFDS approval and TGA approval in Australia, and carries the CE mark. It is intended for use by healthcare professionals to aid and assist in the early detection of SARS-CoV-2 infections.
With a high end sensitivity of 99.04% and specificity of 99.99% based on most recent data, it is an instrument-free complete test kit that provides convenience and reliability in a timely manner.
About antigen testing:
Antigen tests identify specific proteins that are functional components of a pathogen, providing a qualitative positive or negative result as to the presence of the pathogen in a patient’s sample. During an acute infection, when the viral load is high, these specific proteins bind to antibodies located on the test strip and display a positive result, proving active infection. Negative results must still be considered in the context of other pertinent patient information like clinical symptoms, travel history and COVID-19 exposure.
CanAm Scientific is a global leader in the technology supply industry, committed to serving the evolving needs of the international community, and provides support to help minimize the impact of COVID-19. They offer a diverse portfolio of diagnostics and personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to keep people safe and to help stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Led by an experienced management team and established over 28 years ago, CanAm Scientific has consistently focused on providing innovative products, superior service, and competitive pricing.
They are currently working with governments, public health authorities, institutions, laboratories, and healthcare providers to ensure that people and communities are provided with the tests, treatments, and protection they need in order to remain healthy.