A new mail order kit for rapid antigen saliva testing designed to give results for COVID-19 within 15 minutes has been brought to market.
The Private Harley Street Clinic has launched the kit in response to demand from concerned families and hopes to ensure that everyone in the family is COVID-19 safe over the Christmas period.
The kit is delivered in packs of 25 and must be administered by a medical professional, with it designed to transform the home setting into a clinical testing environment.
Dr Mark Ali, medical director of the Private Harley Street Clinic, said: “The concerns of people around safety this Christmas are valid. There is nothing more important than ensuring the safety of your entire family over the Christmas period.
“As we come together with relatives of all ages to celebrate Christmas, people should know that it does not have to be a game of chance. We have the technology now available to test all family members before they enter the home to ascertain their COVID-19 status right there and then.
“This knowledge empowers families to take responsible action and appropriate precautions to create a COVID-19 free environment. No one wants to put elderly relatives at risk.”