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Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test | How To Use A Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test Kit


Pharmacist Abraham, discusses Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test. How To Use A Rapid Antigen, Lateral Flow COVID Test Kit. Coronavirus Self Swab At Home Testing and Lots More.


In this weeks video we’re looking at How To Use A Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test Kit. This video consists of the current information on the Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow COVID Test Kit.


VIDEO BREAKDOWN:

00:00 Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test | How To Use A Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test Kit

00:36 What Is A Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow COVID Test

01:40 Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test Kit

04:00 How To Use A Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test Kit

14:39 Interpreting Results When Using A Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test Kit

17:08 Reporting Your Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Results

18:46 FAQs On Using A Rapid Lateral Flow COVID Test Kit


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON RAPID ANTIGEN LATERAL FLOW COVID TEST:

Before testing please read the information leaflet that comes with your test kit carefully so you can follow the specific instructions ok your kit. It's important that you read this before starting, as there may be some discrepancies from what is shown in this video.


CORONAVIRUS COVID 19 INFORMATION:

The best way to keep up to date with the latest information on Coronavirus is via the reputable health sources below who currently have dedicated pages on Coronavirus which is constantly updated with new information.


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/index.html


RAPID ANTIGEN LATERAL FLOW COVID TEST:

Rapid lateral flow tests (LFTs) use a device similar to a pregnancy test to give a quick result. They're only for people who do not have symptoms.


If you did a rapid lateral flow test at home, you can see your result after 30 minutes (Please check your kit information leaflet for timing as some test kits are different). For more information on the test visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/understanding-lateral-flow-antigen-testing-for-people-without-symptoms


You should report the result of a home test as soon as possible, this can be done as follows,

Online reporting (UK): https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Telephone reporting (UK): Call 119


To report a problem with your test kit you can call 119 or visit: https://nhstt.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bqskiabRU9HTFkO


RAPID ANTIGEN LATERAL FLOW COVID TEST - POSITIVE RESULT:

A positive result means it's likely you had coronavirus when the test was done. You and anyone you live with must self-isolate immediately.


If you did a rapid lateral flow test at home and the result was positive:

• You and anyone you live with should self-isolate immediately

• Report your rapid lateral flow test result on GOV.UK as soon as possible

• Get a PCR test to confirm your result – follow any instructions you're given or get a test to check if you have coronavirus on: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

• Continue to self-isolate until you get the result of the PCR test. Follow the advice you're given when you get the result


RAPID ANTIGEN LATERAL FLOW COVID TEST - NEGATIVE RESULT:

A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus.


You do not usually need to self-isolate if you get a negative result. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you must keep following all social distancing advice.


You may still need to self-isolate after a negative test. For more up to date information on this please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/what-your-test-result-means/


CORONAVIRUS COVID 19 SYMPTOMS:

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.


The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

• A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

• A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

• A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.



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I'm a prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy.


Disclaimer:

This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


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