Rapid Antigen Detection Test for Covid-19 are on sale in Andalusian pharmacies from today, which can be obtained without a doctor's prescription.
The Ministra de Sanidad, Carolina Darias, announced that the Central Government had used a Royal Decree to authorise the sale of these test kits in Spain. The kits will show if a person has antibodies or whether they are infected in that moment.
In fact, there are two kinds of RADTS on sale; ones for detecting antigens and ones for those detecting antibodies. The latter only indicates whether the person is capable of combating a possible infection, as they already have Covid-19 antibodies present in their immune system. The former will tell you if you are infected.
Upon purchasing these test, you must follow the instructions very carefully, otherwise the test results can be completely inaccurate.
It is also important to test yourself within the first week of having been in contact with a known infected person.
The antigen test uses a small swab that you have to introduce into both nasal cavities (up your honker). The test also contains a small tube with a reactive fluid in it. As soon as you have played snooker with the rear end of your eyeballs you have to put it in the tube for about 15 seconds and then add three drops to the tester. Then you wait about 30 minutes to get a postive or negative reading.
So how do you know whether it is positive or negative. The detector has two letters on it: C and T (Control and Test). If the result is positive you’ll hear a loud, warning sound like a submarine carrying out an emergency dive and your eyebrows will fall off… just joking of course!
Anyway, watch this video below for sensible instructions rather than lunatic Gazette ramblings. Remember, however, if it does come back positive, you must immediately self isolate and inform the medical authorities. It doesn’t matter even if you are a stuntman in a blue movie – keep away from others.
Update: prices: The antibodies test kit (PCR – see video) are going for about 25 euros whereas the antigen ones will become available as of Thursday and will cost between three and ten euros, depending on which pharmacy you go to.