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Here Are 5 COVID-19 Home Test Kit That Are Approved by KKM & How To Read The Results

With the surge of Covid-19 cases in Malaysians, many are in fear of getting contacted with the virus and wish to run a test for peace of mind. Yet, it’s no secret that ‘getting cucuk’ in the nose could burn a hole in the pocket, not to mention heading out is currently not the safest option. Hence, self-test kits come in handy. There are a number of products in the market, but only 5 Covid-19 Home Test Kit are approved by KKM.

Here Are The 5 COVID-19 Home Test Kit That Are Approved by KKM:

It is important to know that one shouldn’t eat, smoke, chew or drink anything except plain water 30 minutes prior to using the test kits.

Salixium-COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Rapid Test (Saliva/ Nasal Swab Samples)

Photo: Free Malaysia Today (Website)

Salixum is the first locally produced test kit in Malaysia, made by Reszon Diagnostics International Sdn Bhd in Selangor. The RTK (Rapid Test Kit) Antigen uses immunochromatography technology to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 antigen in human saliva and nasal swab samples. It has a sensitivity of 91.23% and a specificity of 100%.

Product Name: Salixium-COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Rapid Test (Saliva/ Nasal Swab Samples)
Manufacturer: Reszon Diagnostics International Sdn Bhd. Selangor, Malaysia
Sensitivity: 91.23%, specificity 100%
Sample Type: Saliva & nasal swab samples
Price: RM39.90
Purchase via: Authorized pharmacies & health facilities

Gmate® COVID-19 Ag Saliva for Home Use

Manufactured in Korea and approved by Medical Devices Authority (MDA), Gmate has a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 98% based on a study of 620 samples. You’ll get your result within 20 minutes.

Product Name: Gmate® COVID-19 Ag Saliva for Home Use
Manufacturer: Philosys Co., Ltd, Korea
Sensitivity: 95%, specificity 98%
Sample Type: Saliva
Price: RM39.90
Purchase via: Authorized pharmacies & health facilities

BERIGHT-COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device (Oral Fluid)

Just like Gmate, BERIGHT is an RTK test kit that uses a saliva sample. It takes about 15 minutes to produce results. Users are required to dispose of the kit in the provided biohazard bag within 20 minutes.

Product Name: BERIGHT-COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device (Oral Fluid)
Manufacturer: Hangzhou AllTest Biotech Co., Ltd.
Sensitivity: 90.1%, specificity 99.3%
Sample Type: Saliva
Price: RM39.90
Purchase via: Authorized pharmacies & health facilities

ALLTest COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Oral Fluid)

Another COVID-19 home test kit manufactured in China, ALLTest detects the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in human oral fluid. It provides an accuracy of 97%, and you’ll get the result within 20 minutes.

Product Name: ALLTest COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Oral Fluid)
Manufacturer: Hangzhou AllTest Biotech Co., Ltd Zheijang, P.R. China.
Sensitivity: 90.1%, specificity 99.5%
Sample Type: Saliva
Price: –
Purchase via: Authorized pharmacies & health facilities

JusChek COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Oral Fluid)

From the same manufacturer as ALLTest, JusChek offers a non-intrusive alternative to a nasal swab test and detects the SARS-CoV-2 virus through saliva sample. Overall, it has an accuracy of 97% and you’ll get the result in 15 minutes.

Product Name: JusChek COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Oral Fluid)
Manufacturer: Hangzhou AllTest Biotech Co., Ltd Zheijang, P.R. China.
Sensitivity: 90.1%, sensitivity 99.3%
Sample Type: Saliva
Price: –
Purchase via: Authorized pharmacies & health facilities

How To Use COVID-19 Home Test Kit:

In general, these 5 Covid-19 Home Test Kit are the ones approved by KKM. Instructions to use are clearly indicated in the packaging and in a direct manner. The photo below helps explain the result of the test kit, just in case you’re unsure.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said that ny Covid-19 self-test kit result, whether positive, negative or invalid, must be reported to the Ministry of Health (MoH) through the MySejahtera application.

If the result shows that you’re positive, you must go to your nearest health facility, be in private or government for health assessment purposes. Then only you’re to upload your health record to the MySejahtera application.

On the other hand, if your result is negative but portrays symptoms, please also head to a health facility for further checkups. If the result shows invalid, then you’re required to redo the test.

We hope you’ll find this information helpful. For those who wish to purchase a self-test kit, you may find it at your nearest pharmacies or health facilities, or online authorized pharmacies as well.

Source: MDA, The Star

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