The fingerprint blood test would take 15 minutes to administer at home to determine Coronavirus diagnosis without having to leave the living room. Management anticipates the rapid test kits will be available late May to June after getting approval from the Federal Drug Administration.
1 drop of blood. 15 minute reaction. This will tell someone if they have a natural immunity.
This rapid serology test detects IgM and IgG antibodies against novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the blood, which indicates that a person has been exposed and developed antibodies against the virus. If someone isn’t currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the test can detect if you’ve had the virus recently.
A conversation must occur with the doctor or nurse practitioner to see if the patient meets testing criteria according to CDC. prior to the test being sent overnight. “It’s a fingerprint blood test, one drop of blood and a 15-minute reaction time. Once that’s complete, the results are sent back to the doctor,”
The California company is working with a manufacturing company in China called Innovita already have a rapid blood test that Scanwell can adapt to be used at home.
“A big advantage of the serology test unlike the PCR test, which is currently being used, this test can also tell you infections that have occurred months ago.
It will cost about $70 which is comprised of $25 for the online consult, $10 for the test, $25 for shipping and $10 labor.
- Information about the test manufacturer. http://www.innovita.com.cn/
- Information about IgM and IgG antibodies vs. PCR tests.
- Original news story. https://www.kvue.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/california-company-working-on-at-home-coronavirus-tests/269-87dfea14-abf4-412f-bbff-a9699678af48