COVID-19 SALIVA TEST
Rapid Saliva Test At Home
Covid-19 Antigen Saliva 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
Saliva testing is the latest, FDA-approved form of testing that is less invasive and as accurate as antigen swab tests. It is believed to be as highly capable of detecting the virus in patients with active infections as the old rapid antigen swab tests. 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
The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (Latex) is suitable for the qualitative detection of novel coronaviruses in saliva, sputum (each from the posterior oropharyngeal region) and stool specimens. It aids in the diagnosis of infection with new types of coronaviruses. The COVID-19 Antigen rapid test (Latex) is intended to be used in conjunction with clinical manifestations and other laboratory test results to aid in the diagnosis of patients with suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection. The test is to be used only by medical personnel. It provides only an initial screening test result and more specific, alternative diagnostic methods should be performed to obtain confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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 Saliva 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 saliva tests are that they are less invasive and cheaper than reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
How accurate is it?
The COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Latex) was compared with a leading commercial reagent (PCR). The results show that the COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Latex) has high sensitivity and specificity. It has a relative overall accuracy of 93-96%. (Relative sensitivity: 90-95%; relative specificity: 100%)
How is it done?
Saliva or sputum specimen: approximately 200mg of fresh saliva or sputum is transferred from the container to the specimen extraction tube and mixed completely
Test cassette is removed from the packaging bag, and 3 drops of the sample is placed vertically into the sample hole.
Results are read after 15 minutes. If left unread for 20 minutes or longer, results are invalid. A retest is recommended.
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.