The InteliSwab™ COVID-19 Rapid Test detects active infection from a self-collected sample using its built-in swab. After users swab their lower nostrils, the test stick is swirled in a pre-measured buffer solution, and the result appears on the test stick within 30 minutes. No instruments, batteries, smartphone or laboratory analysis needed! InteliSwab™ is one of only six rapid tests authorized for OTC use, and can be used for both symptomatic and asymptomatic use.
The InteliSwab™ COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test contains two individual tests for users to test twice with at least 24 hours (but no more than 36 hours) between tests. Full step-by-step instructions for use will be included with the test as well.
Answering Some Frequently Asked Questions
Most of the FAQ answers can be found on the InteliSwab page here.
The most important questions have been provided below.
What type of test is InteliSwab™?
InteliSwab™ is an antigen test, which detects proteins (small parts) from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Antigen tests are designed to detect virus levels that reflect active infection.
Can I purchase bulk quantities of InteliSwab™ for my organization?
Please contact Physician 360 today so that we can help you with your order.
How accurate is InteliSwab™?
InteliSwab™ is a lateral flow in vitro diagnostic antigen test to detect COVID-19. Antigen tests are designed to detect active infection in individuals. A clinical study was conducted during February and April of 2021 to determine the performance of the InteliSwab™ test.
A total of 146 individuals with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 within the first 7 days of symptom onset were enrolled across 5 different locations in the US. Subjects 18 years or older independently collected the lower nasal sample and completed the home use test.
InteliSwab™ results were compared to highly sensitive molecular FDA Authorized SARS-CoV-2 assays to determine test performance. InteliSwab™ correctly identified 84% of the positive samples with both low levels and high levels of virus.
Additionally, InteliSwab™ correctly identified 98% of negative samples.
Does this test detect the new SARS-CoV-2 variants?
InteliSwab™ has been tested against the UK, South African and Brazilian variants and successfully detects these strains of the virus.
Is the test easy to use?
Using InteliSwab™ is remarkably simple. You just swab your nostrils with the gentle swab, swirl the swab in the tube, and see your test results in minutes. There are no confusing steps, no batteries or plugs needed and no mailing samples to a lab.
Who can use InteliSwab™?
While InteliSwab™ is also authorized for professional point-of-care and prescription home use, Physician 360 is only offering InteliSwab™ for over-the-counter use in individuals age 15 and older with or without symptoms when tested twice with at least 24 hours but not more than 36 hours between tests.
Will the test hurt?
No. The gentle nasal swab is not sharp and it should not hurt. Only the lower part of the nostril should be swabbed. If you feel pain, please stop the test and seek advice from a healthcare provider.
Does this test provide me with test results?
Yes. InteliSwab™ provides test results in minutes without the need for sending your test sample out to a laboratory.
Is this test approved by the FDA?
InteliSwab™ has not been FDA cleared or approved, but has been authorized by FDA under an EUA.
Who should I contact for more information?