Actim® SARS-CoV-2 + Actim® Influenza A&B
Common cold, influenza or COVID-19?
Make the difference for the right treatment in a timely manner
Cough, fever, and muscle aches are all typical and common symptoms of respiratory infections. Making the correct and timely diagnosis between common cold, influenza, and COVID-19 is challenging and yet important as the treatment and precaution measures may differ from these respiratory infections.
With the Actim® SARS-CoV-2 + Actim® Influenza A&B rapid test, distinguishing between the respiratory infections is simple, quick, and accurate. Only one respiratory sample is required to perform both tests and the results are obtained immediately.
The test is designed to make testing as simple and convenient as possible. For example, there is no need to dispense a buffer, since the test kit already contains pre-filled buffer tubes. The practical format of the tests makes it easy to distribute tubes from one package to different testing sites.
Actim SARS-CoV-2 + Actim Influenza A&B in a nutshell
- The test differentiates between COVID-19 and influenza A and B virus antigens from a single nasal or nasopharyngeal swab sample.
- The easy-to-use dipstick tests can be used at various testing locations – no laboratory equipment is needed to perform the test. Furthermore, the Actim SARS-CoV-2 + Actim Influenza A&B test doesn’t require any specific cold storage arrangements.
- The test results are ready in 10 and 15 minutes with the patient being present.
- Positive controls for external quality assurance are also available.
- The tests are developed and manufactured in Finland.
A rapid and reliable diagnosis of highly contagious respiratory infections is essential. With Actim SARS-CoV-2 + Actim Influenza A&B, an appropriate medical treatment can be prescribed right away, without any delay, and further spreading of the disease can be reduced.
How it works
The tests detect virus antigens and their variants
Actim SARS-CoV-2 + Actim Influenza A&B test is a qualitative immunochromatographic test that is based on monoclonal antibodies. The tests detect the nucleoproteins of the viruses and is thus not affected by seasonal changes and virus mutations.
Actim SARS-CoV-2 is a virus antigen detection test that gives highly reliable results for diagnosing an acute COVID-19 infection. The test is highly specific for the novel coronavirus and it is proven to detect all widely known variants such as the Alfa, Beta, and Delta variants.
Actim Influenza A&B
Actim Influenza A&B test detects and differentiates between influenza A and B virus antigens with top-class reliability. The test detects various influenza A subtypes, including swine and avian flu, and it is not affected by yearly virus strain changes.
Both tests are highly specific and do not cross-react with each other or with other viruses causing common respiratory tract infections, such as RSV.
How to use it
Clear results in minutes
The kit contains all the necessary materials and can be stored at room temperature (+2–30 °C).
Collect a sample
Collect a nasal or nasopharyngeal swab sample.
Place the swab in the extraction solution tube and swirl vigorously for 10–15 seconds.
Activate the tests
Place the yellow dip areas backsides facing each other into the tube with extracted sample and leave it there until reading.
Read the results
The test lines are read at two different timepoints:
- at 10 minutes, Actim Influenza A&B
- at 15 minutes, Actim SARS-CoV-2
how to order it
How to order Actim SARS-CoV-2 + Actim Influenza A&B test
Actim SARS-CoV-2 + Actim Influenza A&B test kit includes 10 pieces of each test for simultaneous testing. All test kits contain:
- Dipsticks (individually packed)
- Swab Extraction Buffer tubes
- Instructions for use
Positive controls for external quality assurance are sold separately.
- Actim SARS-CoV-2 + Actim Influenza A&B 10 tests | product code 36031ETAC
MDSAP 13485 and ISO 13485 can be found here.