COVID-19 pandemic has reached the British shores, it is now of uttermost importance that everyone stays at home and become more proactive about managing any arising illness or symptom. The best way to do so is by keeping a high level of hygiene (thorough hand washing) and helping front line NHS staff by not leaving your home and becoming a vehicle to transmit the disease to the more vulnerable in the society.
At Rightangled, we assembled the best advice and testing service to be delivered to your doorstep, so that you can get the peace of mind you are seeking with a clear course to action on how to protect yourself and your family.
Test Accuracy and Specificity.
To ensure the efficacy of our tests, we have partnered with an ISO and UKAS accredited laboratory that adheres to high standards of quality assurance and quality controls. Clinical evaluation of the genesig Real-Time PCR Coronavirus (COVID-19) CE IVD was conducted with contrived oropharyngeal swabs in a blinded trial. As of 23rd of March 2020, Independent Clinical Performance Evaluations confirm Primerdesign COVID-19 CE-IVD and RUO assays are highly specific for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus (previously called 2019-nCoV) and detection of coronavirus COVID-19 disease.
COVID-19 Updates (Date: 25th of March 2020).
In December 2019, the Chinese public health authorises reported a number of cases of acute respiratory syndrome in Wuhan City, Hubei province. Scientists in China discovered the causative agent to be coronavirus (CoV), and found it to be a new strain which has not been identified in humans before. Therefore it was named COVID-19.
COVID-19 has now spread to 169 countries worldwide and is now classed as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The focus of the world is to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Symptoms include fever/high temperature and or a new and continuous cough. If you have either of these symptoms the NHS is advising home isolation for 7 days, more information can be found on the NHS website.
Government recommendations to prevent the spread of infection include regular washing of hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, covering mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, put used tissues into the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards and avoid contact with people who have symptoms of COVID-19 just to name a few. More information can be found using the resources list below.
The government is strongly advising social distancing. Social distancing is a control to slow the spread of infection as it reduces direct interaction between people. Social distancing measures include avoiding large and small gatherings of people (restaurants, pubs and cinema etc), avoid non-essential use of public transport and to work from home where possible.
Particular groups of people are being classed as high-risk groups as they are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, they are being advised by the government to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures. Further information on social distancing and high-risk groups can be found at the government website - link below.
All information up to date from time of publication - 25/03/20
Kits will arrive by post 2-3 working days after placing your order. The kit will be delivered by Royal Mail.
The test kit has a shelf-life of 6 months.
The kit box is equipped with a pre-paid return label. All you need to do is to seal the box with the sample inside, then deposit the box into any mailbox.
We aim to return the results within 3 working days from the date your sample is received.
After lab testing analysis, your report will be available through our website. You will be notified by email to log in to your account and access your results.
As per the current Government and NHS advice, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
1) You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
2) Your condition gets worse
3) Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
You can use the online NHS Coronavirus service HERE.
Yes, we do offer discounts for businesses and NHS staff. Please get in touch with us at email@example.com with your request details and we will be happy to assist.
If you are NHS frontline member, you are eligible for a subsidised 25% refund on any number of kits you order for yourself and your family, please leave a comment on the checkout page with your professional body registration number.