BioMedomics has launched the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test Kit (LFIA) to aid in the diagnosis of an active coronavirus infection. The test detects the presence of the novel coronavirus antigens via nasal or throat secretion and provides diagnostic results within 15 minutes via a rapid lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA).
COVID-19 is a highly contagious and acute respiratory disease that has affected millions across the globe. Individuals infected by the novel coronavirus are the main source of infection, but asymptomatically infected individuals are also sources of incognito infection spreading. Based on the current epidemiological investigations, the incubation period of the virus is most commonly 3 to 7 days. The most common symptoms include fever, fatigue, and dry cough.
In March of 2020, BioMedomics successfully created one of the most reliable, accurate, and fastest COVID-19 antibody tests in the world: the COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Antibody Test. BioMedomics has continued to put their passion of developing fast, accurate, and reliable COVID-19 testing methods into the new SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test Kit (LFIA). While PCR tests take days to reveal results and require complex and expensive equipment, our antigen test enables early detection in an acute coronavirus infection, enabling healthcare providers to administer faster and more accurate treatment methods. Knowledge of active infection in the fastest time possible is epidemiologically important and is crucial in controlling the spread and management of the COVID-19 pandemic.