Siemens Healthineers has released the CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test - a 15-minute nasal swab test to benefit at-need and on-site workers such as transport staff.
Results can be delivered in 15 minutes with 97.3% sensitivity and 100% specificity, Siemens said.
'This new sampling method can be used with existing test kits in the field, allowing for simplified application – facilitating use in the transport industry where fast, accurate results are key,' the engineering giant added said.
'The CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test offers the industry flexibility in the way it can test without compromising on the quality of results,' said Stewart Hutton, business lead for diagnostics at Siemens Healthineers GB&I.
'The test is well suited for use in the transport industry and could support the safety and continuity of transport services. Rapid, regular and accurate testing of transport staff could help to prevent further spread of COVID-19, boosting confidence of keyworkers and their employers.'
In addition to the CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test, Siemens Healthineers offers an extensive diagnostics portfolio to aid in the prognosis, treatment and follow up of COVID-19 patients.