Newgene Antigen Test Kit Review – Accuracy, Price And More
The Newgene Test Kit (NEWGENE Bioengineering COVID-19 Antigen Detection Kit) is a popular Covid-19 Home Self-Test Kit in Malaysia. It is one of the many newer generation RTK tests which gives users the option to obtain samples via nasal swab or saliva. Read our full Newgene guide to learn the instructions, read reviews and more.
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Newgene test kits are manufactured by New Gene (Hangzhou) Bioengineering Co., Ltd. in China. It is an MDA-approved (Medical Device Authority, Ministry of Health Malaysia) Covid-19 home self test kit for accurate detection of Covid-19 virus.
Newgene Test Kit Sample Collection Method
Newgene test kits provide 2-in-1 options for swabs, so it can be done either via nasal swab or via saliva spit sample.
Newgene Test Kit Accuracy
How accurate are Newgene Test Kits? According to to product instructions, For Nasal swab, the Clinical Sensitivity is 98.4% and Clinical Specificity is 100%. For Saliva sampling method, clinical Sensitivity is 98.3% while Clinical Specificity 100%.
Features of Newgene Test Kit
Newgene RTK Home Test Kit allows you to accurately and safely test for Covid-19 from the comfort of your home. Here are the features of the test:
Clinical Sensitivity 98.4%
Clinical Specificity 100%
Clinical Sensitivity 98.3%
Clinical Specificity 100%
- Test Time: 15 Minutes
- Storage Condition: 15 – 30 °C
- Shelf Life: 24 Months (check product label)
- Sample Type: Saliva and anterior nasal swab specimen (Choose either one)
Benefits of Newgene Home Test Kit
Here are some of the benefits of using Newgene Home Test Kit:
- High accuracy.
- Easy to use, test from the comfort of your home
- Fast, get results in 15 minutes.
- Lets you choose between nasal swab or saliva spit test
- Each product comes with a scannable QR code which contains a video tutorial, product information, customer registration and results submission.
Newgene Price In Malaysia
The current price for a single box (one test) is RM5.90 on the esyms online pharmacy. You can purchase it online via esyms and have it delivered to your doorstep within 3 hours (for Klang Valley deliveries)
Newgene Promo Code
Looking for a promo code to purchase Newgene Antigen Test Kit? Sign up for an esyms account to get free RM10 esyms credit on the esyms online pharmacy which you can use on your next purchase of Newgene Home Test Kit.
How To Use Newgene Home Test Kit?
Watch this video to learn how to use Newgene via the Saliva sample
Watch this video to learn how to use Newgene via the Nasal Swab
The Newgene test kit contains 6 components:
- Test Device (Sealed in a foil pouch)
- Extraction buffer tube and dripper
- Disposable swabs (In sterile packing)
- Waste bag
- Paper cup
Nasal swab method
Saliva sample method
Make sure your throat and mouth are clean before starting. Take a few deep coughs and spit your saliva into the paper cup provided. Use the dropper to take the saliva sample from the cup, until the dropper is at least half full. Then, drop 3 drops of the sample liquid into the extraction tube containing the buffer and mix it well by squeezing the bottom of the tube. Once mixed, add 3 drops of the sample solution to the sample well, ensuring that there are no air bubbles. The sample will start moving up the device membrane. After 15 minutes, the result will be ready.
Newgene Antigen Test Kit FAQ
Here are some frequently asked questions about the Newgene home test kit. We will add more questions as they come.
You should store it at 15-30 degrees celsius, do not freeze. Keep the device sealed until use and also away from direct sunlight, moisture or heat.
Newgene is suitable for adults 18 and above. For teenagers aged below 18, collection may be done with adult supervision. For kids 2-11 years old, adults should do the test on them. Do not use on anyone under 2 years of age.
For Nasal swab, the Clinical Sensitivity is 98.4% and Clinical Specificity is 100%. For Saliva sampling method, clinical Sensitivity is 98.3% while Clinical Specificity 100%
Newgene Test Kit Reviews
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Where To Buy Newgene Test Kits In Malaysia?
You can purchase Newgene Antigen Test Kits on the esyms online pharmacy store! Sign up for your free credit on your first purchase so you can save! Also, check out all our other great health supplements!