The Antigen Rapid Test for the Direct Detection of SARS-CoV-2.
In our test centers, we currently use antigen rapid tests from NanoRepro in Marburg.
The necessary swab is taken from the front nasal region (1.5 cm).* For this, samples are taken from both nostrils.
The test from the German manufacturer has a sensitivity of 97 percent and a specificity of 98 percent – and provides reliable results after just 15 minutes.
For explanation: Specificity is the probability with which a healthy person is also detected as such. Sensitivity, by analogy, indicates whether a sick person is also recognized as such.
We continuously monitor current research and development results and regularly evaluate the use of new tests from previously unused providers.
* So far in Kreuzberg, Mitte, Moabit, Friedenau, Tiergarten & Leipzig. Soon in all CovidZentren.