91% relative sensitivity and 99% relative specificity*
Prevent your loved ones from exposure to the virus with the accuracy of the OHC COVID-19 Antigen Self Test.
OHC continues to conduct studies for SARS-CoV-2 as new variants continue to emerge so that we can provide high-quality testing for you and your family.
Using the easy nasal swab test, you can self-collect samples with highly accurate and reliable results you can expect in just 15 minutes.
Children starting at the age of 14 can self test. Children from ages 2 to 13 require the help of an adult.
Feel safe and confident whether or not you have symptoms of COVID-19.
The OHC COVID-19 Antigen Self Test detects both Omicron and Delta variants.
*Clinical Data shows, OHC COVID-19 Antigen Self Test showed a relative sensitivity of 91% ( 95% CI: 82.8 to 95.6%) at high viral loads (less than a cycle threshold (Ct)-value of 30) and relative specificity of 99% (95% CI: 95.2 to 99.6%).
Here's what you will find inside your kit.
Open the pouch that contains the extraction buffer tube & filter cap.
Open the seal of the tube carefully without spilling the liquid inside the tube.
Punch a hole in the box to hold the tube.
Remove the swab from the packaging.
Ensure that you only touch the handle of the swab and NOT the soft pad on the tip.
Holding the stick end of the swab, gently insert the foam end of the swab into the nostril approximately ½ to ¾ of an inch.
Do not insert the swab any further if you feel resistance.
Firmly and slowly rotate the swab at least 5 times, brushing against the inside walls of the nostril at least 5 times for a total of 15 seconds.
Gently remove the swab, and using the same swab, repeat in the second nostril with the same end of the swab.
NOTE: When swabbing others, please wear a face mask. With children, the maximum depth of insertion into the nostril may be less than 3/4 of an inch, and you may need to have a second person to hold the child’s head while swabbing.
Directly Insert the sterile swab taken from the nostril into the extraction buffer tube and stir it more than 10 times. Take out the swab from the extraction buffer tube by squeezing and applying pressure on both sides of the tube.
Dispose of the swab and seal the tube securely with the nozzle cap.
Hold the tube uprights above the sample well. Drop 4 drops onto the sample well.
Set the timer and read the test result at 15 minutes.
Do not read the result after 20 minutes.
After the test is completed, dispose of used materials in household trash. Do not flush or pour test liquids down a drain.
Frequently Asked Questions.
COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is a new virus in humans causing a contagious respiratory illness. COVID-19 can present with mild to severe illness, although some people infected with COVID-19 may have no symptoms at all. Older adults and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Serious outcomes of COVID-19 include hospitalization and death. The SARS-CoV-2 virus can be spread to others even before a person shows signs or symptoms of being sick (e.g., fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, etc.). A full list of symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.
No, the nasal swab is not sharp, and it should not hurt. Sometimes the swab can feel slightly uncomfortable. If you feel pain, please stop the test and seek advice from your healthcare provider.
There are different kinds of tests for COVID-19. Molecular tests (also known as PCR tests) detect genetic material from the virus. Antigen tests, such as the OHC COVID-19 Antigen Self Test detect proteins from the virus. Antigen tests are very specific for the COVID-19 virus but are not as sensitive as molecular tests. This means that a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not rule out infection. There is a higher chance of false negative results with antigen tests than with laboratory based molecular tests. This means that there is a higher chance this test will give you a negative result when you have COVID-19. If your test result is negative, you should discuss with your healthcare provider whether an additional molecular test is necessary and if you should continue isolating at home.
The performance of the OHC COVID-19 Antigen Self Test was established in a prospective clinical study using an EUA authorized molecular test as a comparator method (PPA 64.2% and NPA 98.6%). COVID-19 antigen tests are less sensitive than molecular (PCR) tests, and the performance of antigen tests can vary with the amount of COVID-19 protein in your sample. This means that the test may miss as many as 36 cases of COVID-19 out of 100. For more information about the Osang clinical performance, please see the Healthcare provider instructions for use. It is not possible to determine how much virus is in your sample prior to testing and a negative test does not rule out COVID-19 infection. A negative test also does not mean that you are not infectious. You can still have COVID-19 with a negative result from this test and infect other people. For this reason, it is recommended that you test at least twice (serial testing) when using this test. You should contact your healthcare provider to determine if additional testing with a highly sensitive COVID-19 molecular test is recommended. You can find further information by visiting http://www.osanghc.com/en/ifu/hometest. The performance of this test is still being studied in patients without signs and symptoms of respiratory infection and for serial screening. Performance may differ in these populations.
Serial testing is when one person tests themselves multiple times for COVID-19 on a routine basis, such as every day or every other day. By testing more frequently, you may detect COVID-19 more quickly and reduce spread of infection. Serial testing (i.e. testing every day or every other day) is more likely to detect COVID-19. Testing should be performed at least twice over three days, with at least 24 hours and no more than 48 hours between tests. You may need to purchase additional tests to perform this serial (repeat) testing.
A positive result means that it is very likely you have COVID-19 because proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 were found in your sample. You should self-isolate from others and contact a healthcare provider for medical advice about your positive result. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on your test result, medical history, and symptoms.
A negative test result indicates that antigens from the virus that causes COVID-19 were not found in your sample. You should test again in 24 to 48 hours. If you receive a second negative result 24 to 48 hours after your first negative result, then you are likely not infected with COVID-19. However, negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection. It is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with COVID-19. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative. For example, you may get a false negative result if you did not perform the test correctly or if the level of antigen from the virus causing COVID-19 was below the test limits. The amount of antigen in a sample may decrease the longer you have symptoms of infection. If you test negative and continue to experience symptoms of fever, cough and/or shortness of breath you should seek follow up care with your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will consider the test result together with all other aspects of your medical history (such as symptoms, possible exposures, and geographical location of places you have recently traveled) in deciding how to care for you. Your healthcare provider may suggest you need another test to determine if you have contracted the virus causing COVID-19. It is important that you work with your healthcare provider to help you understand the next steps you should take.
An invalid result means the test was not able to tell if you have COVID-19 or not. If the test is invalid, a new swab should be used to collect a new nasal specimen and the test should be run again, using all new test components.