Hughes Healthcare LATERAL FLOW Rapid Antigen Test KITS
Hughes Antigen Rapid Test
Hughes Healthcare’s Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Antigen Rapid Test Cassette (using a swab administration) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens to SARS-CoV-2 present along the mucosa wall on the inside of the nostril. When used correctly, this Lateral Flow rapid COVID-19 antigen test produces results in as little as 15 minutes with high accuracy.
Fully Home Use Approved.
96.8% diagnostic sensitivity and 97.1% specificity.
Detects new virus strains.
Validation from Public Health England Porton Down.
Full Home Test Approval Granted in the UK & EU.
Registered with MHRA and CE Marked.
Used and trusted by companies around the world including all UK airports and the NHS.
The test is currently supplied to The UK, German, Austrian, French and Spanish Governments, all UK airports, major airlines, pharmaceutical companies, corporates and distribution companies.
The Hughes Healthcare COVID-19 Antigen Test has been evaluated with specimens obtained from patients and the results show that the rapid COVID-19 test has a high overall relative accuracy.
COVID-19 is an acute respiratory infectious disease, and humans are generally susceptible. Currently, the patients infected by COVID-19 are the main source of infection and the disease is spreading rapidly around the world. COVID-19 is especially problematic as the majority of those infected are asymptomatic, meaning that they don’t display symptoms and unknowingly spread the virus around. Based on current epidemiological investigations, COVID-19’s incubation period is 1 to 14 days, with most infections taking hold within 3 to 7 days. The main symptoms of the disease include a new or continuous dry cough, a loss of taste or smell, fatigue, and a temperature or fever.
CE Mark for Home Use – Fully Approved.
Our test is a true nostril swab test and has only ever been designed as such, other tests will try to modify their test to include the nostril swab, but have do not have the clinical evidence to support that adjustment. Innova has claimed their test can be performed on the nostril wall despite being a nasopharyngeal test and as evidenced, you get the result of 40-50% accuracy in both Birmingham and Liverpool. Healgen are another provider that are trying to claim that their test can be done in the nostril however have no clinical reports done with this swab mechanism which will incur significant inaccuracies.
Hughes Test Kits – Easy to use testing
The easy to use format of the test makes it extremely easy to test yourself and your family from the comfort of your own home.
Normal Test Kit
A normal antigen test kit goes
9-10cm swab into the nostril.
hughes Test Kit
The Hughes test kit goes only
1-2cm swab into the nostril.
Our swab only has to go 1-2cm into the nostril, all other nasopharyngeal tests have to be performed by a doctor and need to go 9-10 cm deep into the nasal cavity. Our lateral flow test has a unique patented sensitivity enhancement system in our test cassette. Whilst all other cassettes use the colloidal gold method, which is significantly less sensitive for detecting the CoV-SARS-2 antigen. This is in part what allows our test to be so accurate across any specimens and sample collection method.
Hughes Healthcare ANTIGEN test process
A nasal swab sample is collected from the test subject.
The swab is then inserted into a bottle tha contains 2 ml of Lysis Solution. The swab containing cell samples should be stirred well and pressed to the bottom of the bottle.
The swab should be stirred well and the test cassette removed from the foil packaging.
3-4 drops of sample are dripped onto the test card. The result will be shown within 15 minutes.
The entire test time is a maximum of 15 minutes; the test results are interpreted as shown below.
All of the components, including the comfortable swab, the lysis vials, and the box with which the single tests come in, are extremely well made and are designed to be as easy as possible to use. Every aspect of the test is that of a blue-chip high-quality product.
STORAGE: The kit can be stored at room temperature. It can also be refrigerated between 2-30 degrees Celsius. The kit must remain in its sealed pouch until it is used. The test must not be frozen and it must not be used beyond the expiration date printed on the sealed pouch. Two years shelf life.
At HandStations, we’re committed to sourcing the most effective and highest quality products for our customers, and that includes providing access to the best COVID testing products available on the market.
The Hughes Healthcare antigen test is a lateral flow test kit that’s highly accurate and sensitive. It’s a comfortable and non-invasive testing kit that’s backed by the government, easy to self-administer, and delivers results in as little as 15 minutes.
Validated by Public Health England, the Hughes antigen test uses gold nanoshell technology to offer results that are more accurate than other tests available on the market. The UK Government’s Porton Down Laboratory, which reviews all lateral flow tests for the Department of Health and Social Care, has validated this Hughes rapid antigen test to have high accuracy at multiple viral loads.
Anybody can use this antigen test kit thanks to the simple 4-step process that doesn’t require you to insert a swab too invasively up your nose as other tests do. You also don’t need to avoid eating or drinking 30 minutes before the test, either. You simply insert the swab 1-2cm into each of your nostrils before dipping it into the buffer solution. The Hughes antigen rapid test is in fact considered so easy to use that it has been approved by the Austrian government for children to self-test in schools without the supervision of healthcare professionals.
TERMS: All persons intending to use the Hughes Healthcare’s COVID-19 Antigen Test must rely on their own knowledge and judgment in doing so. The testing kit has been approved for domestic use by non-healthcare professionals since 14th May 2021. The buyer is responsible for complying with applicable regulations governing the test and shall use it in accordance with applicable laws, including health and safety regulations, and in accordance with the instructions. HandStations (Hillside Commerce Ltd) will not be responsible for any incorrect use and expressly disclaims any liability from the use of the product, failure to follow instructions, or reliance on test results.
This item is exempt from our usual returns policy. This item is non-returnable or exchangeable.