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Safely and rapidly cared for – with the medical products by audasia: : Green Spring SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kit

The trading company audasia GmbH is a registered medical company located in Munich, Germany. We import Corona products like FFP2 respiratory protective masks and rapid antigen tests directly from the manufacturer site to you.

Since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic, we have been taking care of our customers in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. We can provide excellent references and contacts in the PSA field worldwide.

We communicate directly with the manufacturer. This way, we save precious time and costs.
The delivery of the order is fast, as it takes place on the shortest path from our regional distribution and fulfilment centers.

Do you have further questions for us? Feel free to get in touch!

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How do I recognize a good rapid antigen test?2022-01-01T23:57:25+01:00

Compared to PCR tests, a rapid antigen test is less sensitive and specific. Rapid antigen tests are of high quality, when they result in as few as possible false-negative and false-positive test results. This means a sensitivity >90% and a specificity >98%.

Our products are clinically proven through various studies and depict a sensitivity between 96.5% (Technomed) and 98.0% (Green Spring). The specificity is also very high: 99.0% for the Technomed test und 100.0% for the Green Spring test.

Rapid antigen tests, certified by the EU with the CE label, are marketed without further licenses or certificates being necessary. This is why the federal institute for pharmaceutical products, the “Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel (BfArM)” has created a list of certified products. Only products for which the performance data points are in accordance with the criteria by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI) are included in this list.

The rapid antigen tests offered by us are listed with the BfArM and evaluated by the PEI.

Who can conduct rapid antigen tests?2022-01-01T23:58:02+01:00

On February 2nd, 2021 the Third Regulation to amend the delivery regulation for medical products (MPAV) became effective. In this regulation, in-vitro diagnostics were exempt from the limitation to the medical profession and thus qualified for the use by non-medical personnel.

End of February, The federal institute for pharmaceutical products (BfArM) has issued the first special permits, including the Technomed rapid antigen test manufactured by Xiamen Boson Biotech Co., Ltd. According to §11 paragraph 1 medical products law (MPG), rapid antigen tests with this special permit can be used by the layperson to detect an infection with SARS-CoV-2. Further special permits will follow in the next days.

The majority of rapid antigen tests must be carried out by medizinisch geschulten Personen durchgeführt werden, und entsprechende Arbeitsschutzmaßnahmen müssen dabei berücksichtigt werden.

Especially a correct execution of the swabbing phase, when the infected tissue is taken with the swab from the throat or nose. In case the swabbing sample is not gathered in the correct way, the test result can be false.

Is a rapid antigen test uncomfortable or painful?2022-01-01T23:58:43+01:00

Our rapid smear tests are very easy to use.

A nasopharyngeal swab is usually recommended for the highest possible accuracy. Some find this method uncomfortable. Our tests can also be done in the more comfortable nose-to-front method.

The clinical studies conducted demonstrate a sensitivity of 96.7% for Xiamen Boson Biotech’s Nasal Anterior Swab and a sensitivity of 96.8% for the Green Spring Antigen Rapid Test.

Does the rapid test also detect mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus?2022-01-01T23:59:37+01:00

The Xiamen Boson Biontech rapid antigen test has already been used successfully millions of times throughout Europe and reliably detects novel mutations.

The Green Spring (Colloidal Gold) Antigen Rapid Test continues to reliably identify all current virus variants. Like most colloidal gold-based rapid tests, this test uses interaction with antigenic sites in the N protein. The mutations from the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351) and Brazil (B.1.1.28 P.1) mainly involve changes in the S protein. Therefore, there is currently no evidence that these mutations affect the performance of N-protein-based rapid antigen tests.

Is it possible to give the tests to private persons?2022-01-02T00:00:29+01:00

Currently, it is given to medical or “trained personnel”. There are numerous exceptions, such as schools and day-care centres, community facilities, critical infrastructures as well as state and administration and media and culture. Details can be found in the Federal Gazette (as of 02.02.21).

The BfArM has granted the first special approvals according to §11 paragraph 1 of the Medical Devices Act (MPG) of antigen tests for self-administration by laypersons (self-tests) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.

Among the first tests approved for this purpose are the Technomed tests with the registration number AT116/20. The file number of the special approval of the BfArM is as follows: 5640-S-007/21.

What does sensitivity, specificity and accuracy mean?2022-01-02T00:01:05+01:00

The accuracy of a test is assessed using sensitivity (proportion of true positives) and specificity (proportion of false positives).

The effectiveness of the product is tested in clinical trials in which the results of the rapid test are compared with a PCR test.

For example, a 98% sensitivity in a study means that 98% of all positive samples in the PCR control were correctly detected by the rapid test.

Is there an obligation to report a positive lay self-test?2022-01-02T00:01:44+01:00

Not yet – especially not for private use. However, anyone who does a positive layman’s self-test should have it confirmed by a PCR test, just as in the case of a positive rapid antigen test, and as a precautionary measure should go into quarantine at home until the result is available.

Which rapid tests are reimbursed?2022-01-02T00:02:36+01:00

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) maintains a list of rapid tests that are reimbursed when using the rapid antigen tests of the Federal National Test Strategy in accordance with the Coronavirus Test Ordinance of 30 November 2020: List of manufacturers. The list is compiled using minimum criteria and based on manufacturer information. These minimum criteria are developed by the PEI in consultation with the RKI and adapted in the course.

What is the purpose of rapid antigen tests?2022-01-02T00:03:10+01:00

Rapid antigen tests can help detect infected people and break chains of infection. As soon as they are available nationwide, testing can be carried out more regularly, more widely and with a lower threshold. This means better protection for all those who inevitably come into contact, for example in the care and health sector, in schools and day-care centres, and in retail.

Experts even compare the importance of rapid tests for containing the pandemic with that of vaccinations. Martin Stürmer speaks of “a big step towards freedom”.

Where can I purchase the rapid antigen tests or self-tests?2022-01-02T00:04:55+01:00

You can buy small quantities (up to 25000 pieces) in our online shop.

You can order large quantities (from 25,000 pieces) using our order form here. We will then make you an offer
offer adapted to your needs.

What is the difference between PCR tests, rapid antigen tests and self-tests?2022-01-01T23:56:12+01:00

PCR tests represent the “gold standard” of corona tests, because the test results are the most accurate. The swabbing will be conducted by medical personnel – and the analysis by laboratories.

Rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 work according to a similar principle as pregnancy tests. They can only be carried out by trained personnel – for this, a nasal or throat swab is taken, similar to the PCR test. However, in contrast to the PCR test, the evaluation is carried out directly on site and is available within 15 minutes.

Lay self-tests are intended for use by private individuals. For this purpose, sample collection and evaluation must be correspondingly simple.

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