As of 16th June 2021, all Singapore residents can now purchase over-the-table Covid-19 test kits from local pharmacies, such as Guardian, Unity and Watsons!
Of the innumerable test kits available, the Quidel Corporation’s latest QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test, is one of four Antigen Rapid Test self-test kits granted interim authorization for sale by the Health Sciences Authority – making it a reliable choice for those seeking swift results!
Designed to detect the nucleocapsid protein antigen produced by SARS-CoV-2 even in asymptomatic individuals, this self-testing kit includes two sets of test strips and can be administered from the comfort of your own home! It’s multiple test strips ensure the most accurate results by minimising risk of false negatives, and allowing users to test themselves twice over a period of two to three days.
Unlike what the professional swabbers do at PCR test centres, the swabs from the QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test do not need to be inserted deeply into the nasal cavity. Instead, they just need to graze the nasal passage at about 2cm into the nostrils!
The results from the QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test will return within 10 minutes. However, users are precautioned that the results need to be read within five minutes as they may become inaccurate over extended periods of time.
To review your results, simply reference the colour which appears on the strip. Positive results are determined by the formation of both blue and pink lines. Customers who wish to conduct an at-home Covid test may now purchase the QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test for S$20.80 at Unity, S$21.40 at Guardian and S$21.65 at Watsons!