At Home COVID -19 Test with Telehealth
At Home COVID-19 Test with Telehealth
If you’re planning to travel, you need a verified lab result after a real-time telehealth video observation. A photo I.D. verification is also necessary.
We provide a telehealth video observation service for home COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests for every member of your family. The process is straightforward, with a simple form to guide you through the process.
Pick a time for the telehealth COVID test, and when it’s time, click on the link we gave you to launch a video conferencing app. You’ll need a computer with a functional webcam, a tablet, or a smartphone for the virtual visit.
How Do Telehealth Appointments Work?
Here’s how you go about taking the observed test:
- Purchase your Virtually Supervised COVID-19 Antigen Home Test – simply visit our online store
- Plan Your Video Monitoring – Call around the time you have to take your test; and set up a separate telehealth appointment for each individual taking a test. Everyone in your group can join the call, but each participant must be registered separately.
- Connect to Proctor – You will connect to a proctor during your video call who will walk you through the testing procedure. Typically, the proctor may ask you a few questions about your symptoms to determine if the test is necessary. Only open your test kit after you’ve connected to your test proctor via video call.
COVID Credential – Fastlabs will generate a COVID Credential based on your validated results, and you will get a Text message and an email with a link to your results. You can then send your results to anyone who requires them straight from your COVID Creds using a Q.R. code, Credential ID, or PDF.
What to Expect from a Flowflex COVID-19 Home Test
Are Home COVID Tests Accurate?
The at-home rapid COVID test may not be as accurate as a PCR test. But they’re swift and most accurate during the first few days of getting symptoms. This is when the viral load in your body is at its peak.
Our home COVID testing kit detects the protein that arouses an immune response in case of an infection. The protein is the viral antigen. Typically, you get your COVID results within 15 minutes.
Keep in mind that you may also get a false negative. In such a case, a retest may be necessary.
What Causes a False-Positive Rapid COVID Test?
According to a study by Canadian researchers, a false rapid antigen test is only possible in cases where people don’t follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
The impetus of the study, published in the Microbiology Spectrum, was the social media posts showing COVID test false positives ‘can be detected in municipal water and commercial food and beverages if tested directly on the Panbio test device. The misuse of an Ag-RDT was propagated by pupils in attempts to miss time in school’.
Every COVID test manufacturer uses a buffer solution in the rapid test to prevent the binding of antibodies to each other. Adding a liquid or conditions that alter the buffer causes the false positive.
The buffer plays a vital role in the rapid COVID test, so you should use the at-home COVID test kit as recommended. The authorization conditions for Emergency Use Authorizations recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions strictly.
But when in doubt, a routine follow-up test can help. Our zoom telehealth will answer any questions you may have.