The test takes 15 min to give results and is 95% accurate….
The only draw back is the cost per unit $30….
The Biden administration is funding the mass production of a rapid, over-the-counter COVID-19 test, White House officials announced Monday.
Andy Slavitt, White House COVID-19 adviser, said the administration will provide more than $230 million to an Australian company called Ellume, which received authorization for the test in December.
The company was part of the National Institutes of Health’s RADx initiative to spur test development, and said it received $30 million from the program….
The move is a significant step forward in expanding the reach of rapid, at-home coronavirus tests, something experts have been advocating for months.
The test is 95 percent effective and gives results in about 15 minutes. It can be used to test symptomatic people as well as those without symptoms, in order to help with surveillance.
The test uses a nasal swab that isn’t as deep as the traditional nasopharyngeal test. People swab their nose and then use a “Bluetooth connected analyzer” that sends the results to their smartphone….