Rapid Test Kit

Rapid Test Kits (RTK) are a type of screening tests that have fast turnaround time, usually producing results within 10 minutes to 2 hours. While they are not sufficient to provide a proper diagnosis, they are helpful when there are limited resources for diagnostic tests. Rapid test kits usually require little to no additional equipment. In fact, most rapid test kits only require small amounts of sample (blood, plasma, or serum).

RTKs are useful for individuals who have limited budgets or resources as they typically cost less than diagnostic testing services provided by laboratories or hospitals.