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15 Minute DIY Covid Test for US$ 5 #544534
08/28/20 01:52 PM
08/28/20 01:52 PM
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Pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for a Covid-19 test that does not require a laboratory.

Abbott aims to have 50 million of those test kits in stores by early October. They will be sold for US$5.00.

The test - BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card - is the size of a credit card and requires no other equipment. According to Abbott Industries, this is a nose test, but one that is less invasive than what exists today.

The technology behind the test is similar to the one in pregnancy tests. The results of the test are known after 15 minutes.

97 to 98 percent accurate

According to Abbott, the tests are between 97 and 98 percent accurate in people who were tested in the first seven days after showing symptoms.

Abbott has also developed an app that allows people who have tested negative to demonstrate when required. The app then serves as a temporary digital health passport. The app renews the result each time the person undergoes the test.

BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card could be used to test people at large events, schools and factories.

The test will be a game changer. Millions of people will be able to test themselves at home and no longer have to wait days for a result.

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Gauss-Cellex Rapid At-Home Covid-Test [Re: Short] #544975
09/17/20 09:29 AM
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Gauss-Cellex Rapid At-Home Test

Gauss and Cellex announce the launch of a fast Covid-19 test that can be performed at home, without the need for a laboratory. It is an antigen test, in which a person takes a nasal swab in both nostrils with a cotton swab. Antigen tests do not look for the genetic material of the virus, but for the proteins. The cotton swab is then placed in a small bottle that contains a specific moisture. Then 4 drops from the bottle are placed on a rapid test cassette. That cassette will then show lines. These vary in intensity, depending on whether the virus is present or not. The users should then take a photo of the test cassette. Gauss dissects that photo with the help of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). 15 minutes later the user will receive the test result. For now, it is still waiting for approval by the FDA. Once that happens, the test can be distributed on a large scale, although there is no price indication yet.

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Re: Gauss-Cellex Rapid At-Home Covid-Test [Re: Short] #544976
09/17/20 08:00 PM
09/17/20 08:00 PM
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The biosensor SD test rapid test is GOB approved and you swab one nostril. 15 minute results. 99.7% accurate. Cost is $50 USD for a test kit.

Last edited by Amanda Syme; 09/17/20 08:05 PM.
Re: Gauss-Cellex Rapid At-Home Covid-Test [Re: Short] #544991
09/18/20 10:06 AM
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99.7% accurate? source?

Re: Gauss-Cellex Rapid At-Home Covid-Test [Re: Short] #544994
09/18/20 10:25 AM
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check their website.

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