Rapid Swab Testing At Home
Covid-19 Antigen Swab Testing now at your fingertips!
AIDE can now deploy trained and licensed physicians with complete PPEs, forms, and guidelines to prescribe and administer the antigen tests. Get a price quotation for your needs from an AIDE officer and secure the safety of your place of work or household by getting everyone tested and vaccinated.
Covid Team of Doctors
In accordance to DOH guidelines, only our duly-licensed Medical Doctors shall prescribe, facilitate, and administer the swabbing and specimen collection. The physicians shall also provide the ff:
Doctors will ask for a brief medical history to assess exposure risk and other co-morbids
Doctors may perform a brief physical exam depending on the need or case
Doctors provide medical advice and guidelines to help the patient throughout the visit
Doctors will provide proper instructions and protocols to the patients based on their results
The Game Changer
Antigen testing is relatively new and it might be a bit confusing for some but it is believed to be highly capable of detecting the virus in patients with active infections. To learn more, kindly watch the video presented.
The table provides the price tier relative to the total number of persons whose antigen test will be administered by our partner physicians.
All payments will be done online and prior to scheduled appointment.
NO CASH PAYMENTS.
* Inclusive of home service fee, professional fee, PPE, and transportation within Metro Manila
Who Can Benefit
Based on the Center for Disease Control Interim Guidelines for Antigen Testing, antigen testing is approved for diagnostic, screening, and surveillance purposes.
You should undergo this test if you fall under the following categories in the table.
Symptomatic (5-7 days) or known or suspected exposure
Asymptomatic without known or suspected exposure
Covid positive individuals in self-quarantine
Rapid Antigen Kit
What are antigens?
Antigens are proteins released by the virus that triggers the immune system to release antibodies
What are the strenghts?
The main selling points of antigen tests are that they are far faster and easier to perform than reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
What are the weaknesses?
What antigen tests gain in speed and ease of use, they lose in accuracy. Because they look directly for evidence of the virus, there needs to be a lot virus proteins available to stick to the antibodies to produce a detectable result. False negative is therefore a possibility but if done correctly by a trained doctor with proper medical history taking and post-testing instructions, this should be negated.
How is it done?
An antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 starts with a medical professional collecting a sample of mucus from the back of a persons throat or nose using a swab. They then dip the swab into a liquid to dissolve the mucus and release the virus.
The liquid is then applied to the surface of the test slide that is coated with antibodies. These antibodies are stuck to the slide and “grab onto” any coronavirus proteins that are in the sample.
Do I still need a PCR test?
PCR is recommended when a patient has negative results but is experiencing symptoms or has known exposure to a covid positive individual.
How much does it cost?
If you need us to supply you with the kits for the appointment, each kit is priced at 550 pesos
If you wish to add this option, the following vaccines may also be ordered via AIDE to be administered by our partner doctors on the same schedule for the following fees.
We can now serve the provinces in and around Metro Manila. Get tested by an AIDE doctor partner with ease. Just add a one-time transportation fee per household.
Senior & PWD
AIDE will provide a 20% discount to all senior citizens and PWD cardholders. This discount will be applied to the original test price and not the discounted tiered prices. As a requirement, the patient must present a valid government-issued ID or PWD card along with a doctor's order/request form prior to confirmation.