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How to use CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test




From everyday activities to long-awaited reunions, feel better and safer in the company of others. With the CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test, you can expect accurate and reliable results in just 15 minutes—whether or not you have symptoms of COVID-19. With 97.25% sensitivity and 100% specificity, all it takes is a quick, easy, and gentle nasal swab for peace of mind today.


Siemens Healthineers has conducted internal assessments to confirm that this new variant is unlikely to impact the performance of the CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test. Siemens Healthineers is committed to monitoring all current and emerging Variants of Concern (VOC) to ensure the test results remain accurate and reliable.


A test simple enough to be used anywhere

Easy to use, no special equipment or training required

Simple nasal swab with 97.25% sensitivity and 100% specificity

Accurate results in only 15 minutes


Step 1


Insert the tube into the workstation

  • For kits containing prefilled extraction tubes: remove the foil lid from the top of the tube.



Step 2

Nasal specimen collection

  1. Using the sterile swab provided, carefully insert the swab into one nostril.

  2. The swab tip should be inserted 2‒4 cm until resistance is met. Roll the swab 5 times inside the nostril.

  3. Using the same swab, repeat this process inside the other nostril, again rolling swab 5 times. 4. Withdraw the swab from the nasal cavity and follow local instructions for specimen processing.

Step 3


Roll swab Roll swab 6+ times inside tube, squeeze against bottom and sides of tube.


Step 4


Let stand and insert dropper tip Let stand for one minute, and squeeze several more times. Then, safely remove and discard swab, and insert dropper tip into tube with specimen.


Step 5


Add sample to cassette Lay cassette flat, label, and add 4 drops of test sample into sample well.



Step 6


Results interpretation Results will be ready in 15 minutes.