Rapid Antigen Test
What is a Rapid Antigen Test?
A rapid antigen test or RAT refers to a quick home test to find out if a person has COVID-19. The test usually provides a result within 15 to 30 minutes. You can buy RAT kits from supermarkets, drug stores, or the suppliers recommended by your physician. There are two types of RAT: Saliva test which involves a spit test or swab test and Nasal swab which involves the insertion of the swab in the nostril.
How to Prepare Your Kid for Rapid Antigen Test?
First of all, you need to talk with your child to explain that:
- RAT is important to make sure they don’t have COVID 19.
- RAT will not be forever as it is done twice a week or as suggested by the pediatrician.
- Their all friends will be undergoing this test
- RAT is not painful.
How to Do Rapid Antigen Test on Your Kid?
While you can follow the instructions given on the kit, you can contact us on how to do this test quickly and safely at home. You can encourage your kids to do it themselves if they are 14 or above. Make sure not to rush the procedure. Take your time. Or you can watch YouTube videos for the same.
Let Your Pediatrician Know the RAT Result of Your Child
Whether the RAT result of your kid is negative or positive, make sure to discuss it with your pediatrician. They will guide you on what to do next.
Why Choose Sun Pediatrics
Quality and Accuracy:
We understand that quality and precise diagnostic or lab findings are important for better clinical results. With our quality-oriented processes, we make sure that our services can comply with the standards set at the local and international levels. We also follow the AAP’s guidelines with the latest research and care.
State of the Art Machines and Technology:
We are equipped with the latest lab technology operated by an experienced pathologist to ensure accurate results. These machines used in the collection, testing and tracking has let us get quick delivery of test report. Moreover, we stay up to date with the progress in the field of lab technology so that we ensure you the latest development in diagnostics.
Highly Trained Staff:
We are backed by highly trained and professional lab technicians and pediatricians.
Most of our tests are done in-house so that we can ensure you the quickest results possible.