In response to the approval of the sale of the antigen test kit for the new coronavirus to the general public, the sale of the antigen test kit has started at pharmacies in Tokyo, and the pharmacies "correctly understand and utilize the antigen test. I want you to do it. "

The feature of the antigen test kit is that the results can be obtained in about 15 to 30 minutes, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved the use of products approved by the government only in medical settings, but the general public is at home. We have approved the sale at pharmacies so that we can inspect ourselves.

The pharmacy in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo will start selling the "medical antigen test kit" from the 11th, and a paper is posted on the store to inform the start of sales.

No prescription is required to purchase, but the pharmacist will explain how to use it correctly and if it is positive, see a medical institution immediately, and the purchaser will be required to sign a consent form.

Mr. Koya Tsukamoto, a pharmacist and the Nihon Chouzai Healthcare Promotion Department, said, "Compared to the PCR test, the price is lower and you can test at home, so I hope you can use it as a self-check when you are interested. If you already have symptoms, please consult a medical institution. If you understand and use them correctly, it will lead to early detection. "