They’re solely obtainable on-line.
It’s a PCR check, and the outcomes are purported to be obtainable inside 24 to 72 hours as soon as the lab receives it. The outcomes are supplied on-line by an app made by the corporate AZOVA that’s billed as being HIPAA-secure.
Every package prices about $130.
So, the massive query is, do they really work? Are you able to belief it?
We spoke to ABC7 Information Particular Correspondent Dr. Alok Patel for solutions.
For starters, he says it is a “step in the fitting path,” a lot simpler than having a swab put up your nostril, and the outcomes are available in sooner than many conventional testing strategies we have seen up to now throughout the pandemic.
So far as accuracy, he says, “these assessments have really come out to point out some nice outcomes.”
Dr. Patel says when examined head-to-head, this saliva testing package detected simply as many, if no more COVID-19 instances than a distinct, conventional, PCR nasal swab check that has already been in observe.
The Coscto assessments are “about 99 % delicate, 98 % particular. In different phrases, you’ll be able to say the constructive assessments are constructive, and the unfavourable assessments are really unfavourable,” Dr. Patel stated.
“That is an correct check.”
On the subject of the excessive worth of $130, Dr. Patel believes the Costco check will drive competitors, ultimately bringing down the value of dwelling testing kits.
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