Antibiotics only have an effect on bacteria and not on viruses. To identify whether the cause of your cold is viral or bacterial simply based on symptoms like cough, sniffles and a sore throat is difficult. Using the “Do antibiotics help?” self-test from Veroval®, you can quickly and safely find out if your infection is bacterial, and if the use of antibiotics makes sense. All you need is a drop of blood from your fingertip and five minutes of your time.

Abstract of how the test works

Close-up of two fingers holding a lancet that is sticking into an index finger
You just need one drop of blood
Use the lancet included in the self-test
Close up of two fingers holding a glass tube with diluent
The blood will be mixed with a sample diluent 
It’s important to shake the mixture well
Close up of two fingers holding a pipette with diluent that is dropped into a test cassette
Drop the mixture into the test cassette
You can read the result after 5 minutes
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