Alpro will be selling the Gmate Covid-19 Ag Saliva home self-test kits at across all Alpro Pharmacy outlets and online via www.alprooneclick.com. In addition, Alpro Pharmacy will have live demonstration at 9pm on July 18th, sharing Antigen Test Kit on their official Facebook page (@alpropharmacy).
Alpro’s Chief Pharmacist, Lim En Ni, said that the Government’s decision to making the self- test kits readily available for the benefit of Malaysians comes timely as the number of reported daily infection cases are in the five-figure range of late.
“Whilst conducting nasopharyngeal swab test (PCR test) remains the gold standard in identifying COVID-19 infections, the antigen test which uses saliva testing is reported to have 90.9% sensitivity and 100% specificity towards SARS-CoV-2 in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
“The user-friendly, non-invasive saliva-based testing can be self-administered and it would help to speed up the screening of COVID-19 infections and lead to more effective pandemic control,” said En Ni.
For further inquiries, the public can chat with a pharmacist via the e-pharmacy Whatsapp hotline at 019-7021923.