The family-owned and operated company, which specializes in the retail and e-commerce distribution of Canadian-made bedding materials, now offers Veritor Rapid Test 30 Strips for the Veritor Digital Analyzer.
More information can be seen at https://directbed.ca/products/bd-veritor-system-for-rapid-detection-of-sars-cov-2
Direct Bed, an authorized dealer for Stearns & Foster, Beautyrest, Tempur-Pedic, and many other mattress and bedding brands, now provides refills for customers with The BD Veritor(TM) System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 – a chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens in nasal swabs from those who have the signs and/or symptoms of Covid-19.
While Covid-19 has been surging once again, all of North America’s ability to track the virus has waned – due to the limited availability of testing, as regulations change and community testing centers close their doors. Self-tests give customers a result in a few minutes and are therefore useful tools for helping individuals protect themselves, their families, their colleagues, and the community at large. The BD Veritor rapid antigen serial test allows customers to receive their results within 15 minutes. The serial test should be done twice in two to three days for people who have no symptoms, with at least 24 hours and no more than 48 hours between testing.
Direct Bed offers these Veritor nasal swab refills for anyone concerned about having contracted the virus. During the acute phase of infection, this antigen is usually detectable in upper respiratory samples. Positive results suggest the presence of viral antigens, but infection status must be determined through clinical correlation with the person’s medical history and other diagnostic information. A bacterial infection or viral co-infection cannot be ruled out by positive results. Furthermore, the agent identified may not be the definite cause of the disease.
Positive results are typically very reliable, but negative results may require a PCR test to confirm. Rapid tests work best one to five days after the onset of symptoms.
This product has not been FDA cleared or approved, but has been authorized by FDA under an emergency use authorization – EUA – only for the detection of proteins from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens.
Interested parties can go to https://directbed.ca/products/bd-veritor-system-for-rapid-detection-of-sars-cov-2 for more information.
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