6th October 2020 Product update: rapidmicrobiology staff writer
Campus COVID-19 Testing is Rolled Out for Colleges and Universities
DetectaChem’s MobileDetect Bio (MD-Bio) BCC19 COVID-19 tests is now been used by prestigious colleges and universities in the U.S. to help support a safe return to campus for students and staff.
DetectaChem's BCC19 test kit is a portable RT-LAMP test that can run up to 96 tests at once in just 30 minutes.
The test is intended for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal (NP), oropharyngeal (OP), mid-turbinate (MT) and anterior nares (nasal) swab specimens.
The test detects nucleic acids from the 2019-nCoV virus to determine positive or negative results and then utilizes the free MobileDetect App for Apple and Android platforms to generate result reports with time, date, images, patient info, GPS mapping and more.
DetectaChem's BCC19 test kit is FDA (Food and Drug Administration) EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) authorized and achieved 100% accuracy during their FDA testing with comparable results to RT-PCR laboratory equipment.
The University of New Hampshire (UNH), with over 16,000 students, initially used the MD-Bio BCC19 test kits to supplement their CLIA laboratory PCR testing. Positive BCC19 tests are then confirmed with an RT-PCR test.
The DetectaChem MD-Bio BCC19 test kits have also been successfully deployed at numerous other colleges, universities and schools around the country for similar purposes as UNH and for continued rapid testing throughout the school year.
Date Published: 6th October 2020
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