The 7-day incidence shows how many people per 100,000 people in a municipality, city, state, country, etc. have been infected in the last 7 days. This makes it possible to compare the incidence of infection for different countries, cities or regions.
The abbreviation BfArM stands for the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. The BfArM provides a list of all tests which, according to the manufacturer, fulfil the minimum criteria defined by the Paul Ehrlich Institute in consultation with the RKI. This list only contains antigen rapid tests that have been reported to the BfArM by the manufacturer or distributor. The rapid antigen tests [...]
While you are taking the sample from your nose or collecting saliva for the spit test, it is helpful to be able to put the test tube down safely. For this purpose, you will find helpful punch-outs (small holes) on the outer packaging of most tests, into which you can easily place the test tube.
If your skin or eyes come into contact with the test fluid, rinse/flush the affected area thoroughly with water. If symptoms persist, please contact a doctor.
Depending on the rapid test/self-test, you need to drip 2-4 drops of the test liquid into the well of the test cassette. Please make sure to drip EXACTLY THE NUMBER OF DROPS REQUIRED into the test cassette according to the instructions for use. Too much or too little test fluid may invalidate the test and you will need to retest with a new test kit [...]
It is important that you let the stick with the sample soak long enough in the test liquid in the sampling tube. Meanwhile, press it against the wall and the bottom of the tube. Squeeze the tube with your fingers from the outside as you pull the stick out, and swipe the stick along the wall as you pull [...]
It is very important that the cotton side of the test stick remains sterile and is therefore not touched or comes into contact with any objects. The test may otherwise become invalid. Also, do not dip the cotton side of the stick into the test liquid before taking the sample from the nose to avoid skin contact with the test liquid.
The minimum age to be able to perform the self-test without adult supervision varies depending on the self-test. In most cases, the age is between 14 and 18 years. The exact age limit must be taken from the instructions for use of the respective test/manufacturer! Younger persons must take the test under the supervision of an adult or have an adult take the test.
Even though this rapid antigen test is colloquially called a "spit test", it is not enough to simply spit into the sachet. The virus cannot be detected so easily in saliva only from the mouth. It is therefore important that the saliva for the spit test comes from the deeper throat, as the virus settles in the pharynx. At the [...]
No. Please use the test only until the expiry date printed on it.