There are different kinds of tests for diagnosing COVID-19. InteliSwab™ is an antigen test. Antigen tests detect proteins (small parts) from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Antigen tests are designed to detect virus levels that reflect active infection.
InteliSwab™ is a lateral flow in vitro diagnostic antigen test to detect COVID-19. Antigen tests are designed to detect active infection in individuals. A clinical study was conducted during February and April of 2021 to determine the performance of the InteliSwab™ test.
A total of 146 individuals with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 within the first 7 days of symptom onset were enrolled across 5 different locations in the US. Subjects 18 years or older independently collected the lower nasal sample and completed the home use test.
InteliSwab™ results were compared to highly sensitive molecular FDA Authorized SARS-CoV-2 assays to determine test performance. InteliSwab™ correctly identified 84% of the positive samples with both low levels and high levels of virus.
Additionally, InteliSwab™ correctly identified 98% of negative samples.
InteliSwab™ has been tested against the UK, South African and Brazilian variants and successfully detects these strains of the virus.
Using InteliSwab™ is remarkably simple. You just swab your nostrils with the gentle swab, swirl the swab in the tube, and see your test results in minutes. There are no confusing steps, no batteries or plugs needed and no mailing samples to a lab.
InteliSwab™ is authorized for over-the-counter use in individuals age 15 and older with or without symptoms when tested twice with at least 24 hours but not more than 36 hours between tests.
InteliSwab™ is authorized for professional point-of-care use in individuals age 15 and older who are within 7 days of symptom onset, or in individuals without symptoms when tested twice with at least 24 hours but not more than 36 hours between tests.
InteliSwab™ is authorized for prescription home use in individuals age 15 years and older who are within 7 days of symptom onset.
No. The gentle nasal swab is not sharp and it should not hurt. Only the lower part of the nostril should be swabbed. If you feel pain, please stop the test and seek advice from a healthcare provider.
Yes. InteliSwab™ provides test results in minutes without the need for sending your test sample out to a laboratory.