Malaysia\u2019s first developed COVID-19 fast antigen testing kit has arrived! The Salixium COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test by in vitro diagnostics rapid test kits producer Reszon Diagnostic International Sdn Bhd was recently given conditional approval for import and distribution by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia (MOH). You can now safely, affordably and painlessly test yourself for COVID-19 from the comfort of your own home! Photo credit: MeDKAD MyMedKad, inventor of Salixium, claims it is the only self-test kit available to the general public that will work with the MySejahtera app. Awesome, right?! How does Salixium work? Photo credit: MeDKAD The Salixium COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is a nasal and saliva swab test. It only takes about 15 minutes to complete, and is less intrusive than an RT-PCR test. Each kit includes single-use swabs, a waste bag for proper disposal, and an extraction buffer tube, for you to insert your nasal and saliva swab samples into after collection. Photo credit: Reszon Highlights: \tNo Pain Less invasive sample collection method (saliva\/nasal swab). \tFast Rapid screening in less than 15 minutes. \tUnique QR Code For accurate report generation, authentication and test tracing. \tHalvec Verified Tested by Halvec Laboratories, free from alcohol and animal DNA. \tSafe Swabs Disposable swabs for saliva and nasal are included in individual sterile packing to minimise cross contamination. \tWaste Bag Disposable waste bag is included for safe and easy disposal after use. \tReliable Endorsed by Ministry of Health, Malaysia (MOH). Salixium has a 91.23 percent sensitivity and a 100 percent specificity. Sensitivity here indicates how often a test provides a positive result accurately, while specificity measures how often a test generates a negative result correctly. Photo credit: Reszon The kit also includes a unique QR code that can be used to report results and track tests using the Salixium and MySejahtera apps. The Ministry of Health, Malaysia (MOH) requires you to record your test results in your MySejahtera app. Where can you buy Salixium? The Salixium COVID-19 rapid test has a shelf life of about 18 months and comes priced at only RM39.90. It can be purchased at registered community pharmacies and health facilities, or online at Motherhood.com.my. What should you do if you\u2019re tested positive? If you are tested positive, you must report to the Ministry of Health, Malaysia (MOH) via the MySejahtera app. Simply launch the app, navigate to the home screen, and select HelpDesk. Choose: \u2018F. I am COVID-19 positive and would like to report my results\u2019. After inserting your personal information, select which test you conducted: RTK Antigen Naso-oropharyngeal or RTK Antigen Saliva. You must also include a photo of your test result as proof. Photo credit: MeDKAD If your result is negative, you must still follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). This includes wearing a face mask and maintaining social distancing at all times. Stay safe, and if you\u2019re ever in any doubt, do\u00a0test yourself at home\u2014it\u2019s quick, painless and affordable. Let\u2019s all play our parts in flattening the curve. Together, we can overcome this pandemic for a better tomorrow! Read more interesting stories and fun recipes on\u00a0Motherhood.com.my!