Antigen Rapid Test (ART) Kits are Now Available in Various Stores in Singapore
ART test kits can now be purchased in stores.
Earlier this year, the Health Sciences authority announced that soon, there would be self-testing kits in markets.
All of us are gearing up against the SARS-Cov-2 strain or Covid19 battle. It has been a hard time, especially during the first months of the Circuit Breaker. Thankfully, after a few months of studying, scientific and health experts were able to determine the behavior of this virus, and manufacturers were capable produced vaccines.
Meanwhile, determining if someone is infected with the said virus means that they must undergo a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, which will take time to get results.
Thankfully, there are self-testing kits or Antigen Rapid Test that anyone can purchase in stores. Today, it is available in several stores. Hopefully, it will become available to all pharmacies.
What is an Antigen Rapid Test (ART)?
Transits, malls, restaurants are now available as Singapore is slowly recovering. The Antigen Rapid Test can determine the Covid19 virus, which will help individuals monitor themselves and their families at home. ART is also more convenient than swab tests.
If you think you have been in contact with a person who has been positive for the Covid19 virus, you should never forget the ABCD's of ART self-testing by the Ministry of Health.
The ABCD's of MOH will help you determine what you should do if you have contact with a person who has Covid19 infection and did not get a health risk warning. You must monitor yourself for any health changes for a few days.
Action is essential. You can test yourself with ART tests at home to determine if you think or are worried that you have a Covid19 infection.
Having the correct information will help you understand and avoid confusion. Please read the manufacturer's instructions carefully when doing ART at home, as the instructions may differ for each brand.
Always check yourself. Before doing the test, clean your hands, swab your nostrils, and read the instructions.
Disposing of your self-testing kits is essential. Pack all your used items in a plastic bag or resealable bags. Then, seal it again in another plastic bag, tie it with a rubber band or a cable wire, and immediately throw it in the rubbish chute or pedal bin.
If your result is positive, seek medical attention for treatment.