Siemens Healthineers donates COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self-Test kits to Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam
- Siemens Healthineers donates 10,000 CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test kits.
- The US Embassy coordinated this donation from Siemens Healthineers in response to a request for COVID-19 assistance from the Ministry of Health.
Siemens Healthineers has donated 10,000 units of its CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test kits to support the national effort in combatting the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Brunei Darussalam.
“We would like to show our solidarity and support to our healthcare frontliners who have worked tirelessly for the nation, since the pandemic outbreak. The donated test kits mark our commitment to the country of Brunei Darussalam, to help curb the spread of this virus,” said Siow Ai Li, Managing Director for Siemens Healthineers, Singapore & Brunei. “With this donation, we want to play our part by supporting the Ministry of Health in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.”
“The U.S. Embassy is proud to facilitate this donation of rapid antigen self-test kits to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Brunei and keep Bruneians safe,” said U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan Acting Chargé d’Affaires Marc Porter. “We will continue to work with the government of Brunei, private sector partners and other international organizations to make progress towards ending this pandemic.”
About CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test Kits
The CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test has a sensitivity of 97.25 percent and a specificity of 100 percent (compared to a PCR, or nucleic acid-detection method) and provides results in 15 minutes. The simple process for collecting a nasal swab and obtaining a result are included in the Instructions for Use. A nasal swab is collected from both nostrils and then the swab is washed in a buffer to reveal a specific protein inside the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The sample is then dispensed onto the test cassette and after 15 minutes the result is visible. The position and number of lines clearly indicate whether the test is positive or negative.
For further information on CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Self-Test, please see https://www.clinitest.siemens-healthineers.com/en.