An antigen self-test is a test that you can perform yourself to detect a potential COVID-19 infection. No special training is required for this test. An antigen self-test checks for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins in a nasal swab and allows for a rapid detection of infection within 15 to 30 minutes.
It is recommended that the test used is officially recommended and recognised in Luxembourg. You can find the list of official tests by clicking here (Français, Pdf, 486 Kb).
Please refer to the package leaflet for the exact use of these tests.
When is it useful to perform an antigen self-test?
- after a contact (with a COVID+ suspected person) where the protective measures were not observed
- before contact where the protective measures are not observed
If you show symptoms of COVID-19 infection, consult your general practitioner so that he or she can prescribe a PCR test.
If your antigen self-test is positive:
- immediately put yourself in self-isolation
- report your result on covidtracing.public.lu
- inform your close contacts so they can start a self-quarantine
The Contact Tracing team will contact you ASAP.
It is also recommended to confirm your antigen self-test with a PCR test.