Antigen rapid tests: training package
The SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test (SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT) training package is a structured, comprehensive collection of training resources and tools to support relevant institutions to organize, run and evaluate training of trainers and/or training of health workers who will be performing SARS-CoV-2 testing using Ag RDTs.
The training package can be used in face-to-face training or as a blend of remote face-to-face training. Materials can be adapted and customized based on national guidelines and target group of participants.
The training addresses the theoretical and practical components of SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT testing and provides trainees with the skills and resources on how to safely perform SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT tests. It does not intend to address the implementation of Ag RDT testing across the diagnostic network.
The SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT v1.0 training package has been designed and developed by FIND and WHO.
SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT training package v1.0
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Updates from version 1 to version 2
Corrigendum and updates – April 1st 2021 (pdf file – 287 KB)
Guidance for facilitators
- Training guide (doc file – 161 KB)
Additional materials for facilitators
- Checklist of training materials (doc file – 36 KB)
- FAQ (doc file – 48 KB)
- Competency assessment (doc file – 115 KB)
- Certificate template (ppt file – 43 KB)
- Training evaluation form (doc file – 43 KB)
(ppt file – 1.79 MB)
02: Overview of SARS-CoV-2 testing (ppt file – 2.44 MB)
03: SARS-CoV-2 testing strategies (ppt file – 3.28 MB)
04: Quality testing using SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDTs (ppt file – 2.34 MB)
05: Safety for SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT testing (zip file – 1.5 MB)
06: Sample collection
(zip file – 3.93 MB)
07: Preparation for testing: supplies (ppt file – 3.5 MB)
08: Performing the SARS-CoV-2 Ag RDT (zip file – 3.26 MB)
09: Using SARS-CoV-2 RDT data (zip file – 3.32 MB)
10: Assuring quality results
(zip file – 2.51 MB)
11: Training testers
(zip file – 3.05 MB)
Job aid: How to do a SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test (pdf file – 364 KB)
Video: Putting on and removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for contact and droplet precautions for COVID-19 (zip file – 26.8 MB) Download
How to do a SARS-CoV-2 Antigen RDT quick reference guide (pdf file – 364 KB) Download
Video: How to collect oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal specimens for the diagnosis of COVID-19 YouTube
- Training package on WHO website.
- The French version of these training materials can be found on the WHO website.
- The Russian version of these training materials can be found on the WHO website.
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