Trinity Biotech PLC has achieved a CE Mark for its 10-minute Covid-19 antigen test. Health professionals and trained users can utilize the CE mark as the company intends to launch the test throughout the European Union.

The test not only displayed efficiency and impressive speed to result, in extensive clinical trails the test has demonstrated 99% sensitivity and 99% specificity which are performance results that are superior to many of the tests currently on the market.

The Covid-19 antigen test uses an anterior nasal swab sample instead of the more invasive nasopharangeal swab, which is more comfortable for patients. The test also has several features that benefit the user including a convenient pre-filled extraction buffer and a run time of 10 minutes which is faster than many competitor products. This speed to result and pre-filled buffer produces efficient results for healthcare professionals, while also providing a more comfortable patient experience without compromising on diagnostic performance. Read more here