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A rapid antigen test has been launched to provide business owners with a fast means of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus amongst workers.

Developed for the rapid detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the test has been launched by PPE FOR THE UK.

Founder of the firm, Mark O’Sullivan, said: “Since its launch, PPE FOR THE UK has been on a clear mission to help individuals, communities, businesses and organisations protect themselves and one another.

“While there are other tests out there that detect the COVID-19 virus indirectly, our new Rapid Antigen Test is not only cost-effective and really simple to use, but boasts >99.99% accuracy in the direct positive detection of the presence of specific proteins from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It also has the highest accuracy of 97.5% for a negative test result that we’ve seen in any comparable test. This means the risk of false negative results is minimised.

“Through offering this industry first to organisations across the UK, we can help as many businesses as possible remain open and functioning, whilst also ensuring that all members of staff are kept safe, no matter their place of work. In turn, we believe rapid testing will prove vital in helping to rebuild our industries during these unprecedented times.”

The launch of the new test comes as the UK Government deploys armed forces to test the entire population of Liverpool, demonstrating the valuable role mass and consistent testing plays in reducing the spread of COVID-19.


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