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COVID-19 Screening (RTK Antigen / Rapid Testing)


It Is Suitable For

· Those looking for fast turanaround time COVID-19 Testing in Kuala Lumpur.
· Those with symptoms and wish to screen for COVID-19.
· Those with travel history to affected countries of COVID-19.
· Those with possible close contact with the infected persons.
· Those who want to undergo early screening to proceed with treatment or prevent the disease.

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

The virus has the ability to spread during close contact by small droplets produced when the infected person(s) cough, sneeze or talk. A contaminated surface touched can lead to the infection as hands could accidentally transfer the virus to the face. Coronavirus can remain and survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours, and the first 3 days after symptoms appear are the most contagious period, although there is also a possibility of spreading before seeing the symptoms as well as in the later stages of the disease.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Potential COVID-19 infected individuals will present symptoms like:

· Fever
· Cough
· Runny nose
· Sore throat
· Tiredness
· Difficulty breathing
· Chest pain
· Loss of sense for taste and smell

How It Works

Rapid Test Kits were first recognized as finger prick test and taking blood as samples. Now, there are 2 types of RTK, Rapid Test Kits available:

· RTK Antigen (Nasopharyngeal Swab Method)
· RTK Antibody (Finger Prick Method)

Our affiliated clinic only offers RTK Antigen Test.

COVID-19 Rapid Test Service at Our Affiliated Clinic

At our affiliated clinic, it will usually take about 3 hrs until the results are out. In addition to that, our affiliated clinic only accept drive-thru screening done in the comfort of your own vehicles. Clinic only opens on the weekends, from 1:00PM to 2:00PM on Saturday and from 9:00AM to 10:00AM. Appointments must be made prior to the test.

Upon completing the screening, you will be given a full report analysis consisting body temperature measured using tympanic thermometer, heart rate, oxygen rate and a few others.

RTK Antigen Vs. RTK Antibody

<RTK Antigen>
· Thoroughly screens entire body's antigen
· Detects COVID-19 Virus
· Uses nasopharyngeal swab samples
· Positive results mean one is having the virus
· Helpful tool to detect presence of COVID-19

<RTK Antibody>
· Screens antibodies
· Detects antibodies only 7 to 14 days after infected to the virus
· Uses blood as samples
· Positive results mean one has been infected but unable to detect whether the virus still presents
· Negative results may not necessarily mean one is not infected
· Doesn't really help with early detection of COVID-19

Advantages and Limitations of COVID-19 Rapid Test

· Fast and accurate procedure
· Safe and no risk in exposure
· Detects antigens in the blood
· Results can be obtained on the same day

· May not be as sensitive as RT-PCR


Q1: Is the test accurate?
A1: Compared to the conventional RTK Antibody testing, RTK Antigen Testing is more accurate.

Q2: What if I tested positive?
A2: Those who tested positive will have to follow the rules and safety regulations guided by MOH and will be put in quarantine at the nearest facility.

Q3: Will the test be painful?
A3: It will rather be a little bit uncomfortable but not painful.

Q4: Why can't rapid test be used as sole basis for diagnosis?
A4: Only rapid test of RTK Antibody can't be used as sole basis for diagnosis. RTK Antigen is now widely used as sole basis for diagnosis especially those that need fast turnaround time.

Q5: How soon can the results come out?
A5: Results can be out as soon as 30 to 45 mins.

Q6: I have recently traveled back to Malaysia but have not shown any symptoms. Will this test help me screen better than RT-PCR?
A6: For those who are not showing any symptoms or simply in a safe spot to wait for 2 to 3 days until results are out, it would be better if you go for RT-PCR test instead. If you are urgently in need of the results test, RTK Antigen test is especially for you.

Clinic Information

[Clinic Name] Dr. Liew Clinic
[Location] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[Nearest Station/ Nearest Tourist Destination] Located in the business center area, the nearest bus station is only 5 mins away and conveniently located near friendly amenities.
[Clinic Opening Time] Saturday (1:00PM - 2:00PM); Sunday (9:00AM - 10:00AM)

Operation Time 10 - 30 mins
Recovery Time None
Number of Postoperative Visit Not Required
Hospitalization Not Required
Other Information Our affiliated clinic is not liable for any issues with regard to non-acceptance of the result or report produced by any party
Cancellation Policy Once testing is done and report is released, charged fees will be non-refundable
Location 10 Boulevard, B-2-18, Block B, Lebuhraya SPRINT, PJU 6A, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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