Antigen Rapid Test

We offer two variants of Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Tests:

 

  • At one of our test centers.

  • Group testing of 25 or more people at a location of your choice.

FasTest - Corona Antigen Schnelltest

Orient Gene SARS-CoV-2 Ag-Test

CE Certified

EU IVD and CE certified

96% Sensitivity

With infectious patients, according to the manufacturer

Result within 10 minutes

Fast result including a written certificate

Appointment

You can book an appointment directly on our website. This will reduce your waiting time on site. It is also possible to visit our test centers without an appointment. Please note that only card payments are accepted on site. At "Kärntner Straße" appointments are mandatory.

Registration

Our staff members will collect your personal information on site. Please provide an official identification document (passport, driver's license)

Nasopharyngeal (Nasal) Swab

Our qualified and specially trained staff will carry out a nasal swab on you. You can leave our test station immediately afterwards.

Notification

You will receive an e-mail about the completed analysis 10 minutes after the swab.

Result

The evaluation of your antigen test is carried out by our experienced employees with the help of a LIMS (laboratory information system) from Labordatenbase GmbH. You will receive the result with an EU-compliant QR code by email, in german and english. 

Antigen Rapid Test Procedure

Useful Information about the

Antigen Rapid Test

When am I not allowed to be tested?

When am I not allowed to be tested?

When am I not allowed to be tested?

Does the nasal swab hurt?

When am I not allowed to be tested?

When am I not allowed to be tested?

How does the rapid antigen test work?

What exactly does the rapid antigen test measure?

What exactly does the rapid antigen test measure?

useful information

to the antigen rapid test

How much does a rapid antigen test cost?

The antigen rapid test costs 19 euros. The samples are taken and the test is carried out by medical professionals. Due to our strict hygiene guidelines and to guarantee a quick process, we only accept card payments.

Tests can be offered at your location for corporate customers.

We would be happy to make you a package offer:   group testing 

How reliable is the antigen rapid test? 

According to the manufacturer, the antigen rapid test used has a sensitivity of 96%. This means that this test correctly identifies 96% of all people infected with Covid-19. The concentration of the indicative antigens varies during the course of the disease. Therefore, it can also fall below the limit of detectability. A disease with Covid-19 cannot be completely ruled out with the antigen rapid test.

What happens if the test is positive?

If the antigen rapid test shows a positive result, i.e. a disease with
Covid-19, there are two possibilities: If you are still in one of our test stations, you can immediately do a PCR test. If you get the result on the go, go home and into isolation. Call the health number 1450, which will tell you how to proceed. Until a clarification by a PCR test you are considered a suspected case.

Why is the antigen rapid test useful?

The antigen rapid test is considered a good and easy way to filter out undiscovered corona diseases. A special feature of the Covid-19 disease is that not all sufferers also develop symptoms. This means there is a risk that these people could infect other people without realizing it themselves. In order to prevent the virus from spreading further, Austria is therefore relying on broad-based testing.

How do I get the result?

You will receive the information that a result is available by e-mail or SMS. After a two-stage security authentication, which serves to ensure data security, you can access the result of the antigen test online. Alternatively, you can print out the result and take it with you to the test station. You will receive the result bilingually in German and in English. 
 

Is the test result official?

Yes, because FasTest is a scientific institution and only medically trained professionals take the test samples, the result of the antigen rapid test is official.

What can I do with the antigen rapid test result?

Antigen tests are considered G-proof (except in the state of Vienna) and they can still be carried out to check one's own health.

When am I not allowed to be tested?

If you have symptoms typical of Covid-19 such as B. fever, cough, loss of smell or taste, then please stay at home in isolation and call the health number 1450. This will clarify the further procedure with you. K1 people and people with a positive antigen test are not allowed.

Does the nasal swab hurt?

To take a sample through the nose, a swab is inserted through the nose to the pharyngeal wall and rotated a few times to collect enough sample material. That sounds more uncomfortable than it is. The swab is very thin and the tip is soft and pliable. Most people describe taking a swab with a "tingling feeling" as if you were about to sneeze.

Is it possible that the antigen rapid test

other colds shows a positive result?

The specificity of the test is over 99%. This means that over 99% of healthy people are correctly identified as negative. The test is designed exclusively to detect the Covid-19 virus. Nevertheless, antigen-positives are retested via the health hotline 1450 using PCR to eliminate false positive results.

How does the rapid antigen test work?

The antigen rapid test detects specific protein components of the virus, the so-called antigens. After taking the sample through the nasal swab, the sampling stick is dipped into a liquid (buffer solution). As a result, components of the sample get into the liquid. This is then applied to the test (test cassette). The result will appear after a few minutes. A line will be visible for the negative result - this confirms the functionality of the test. Two dashes appear for a positive result.

What exactly does the rapid antigen test measure?

With the rapid antigen test, specific protein components of the virus are detected,

the so-called antigens. After taking the sample through the nasal swab, the sampling stick is dipped into a liquid (extraction liquid). As a result, components of the sample get into the liquid. This is then applied to the test (test cassette).

 

The result will appear after a few minutes. A line will be visible for the negative result - this confirms the functionality of the test. Two dashes appear for a positive result.