In the US, the FDA food and drug administration (FDA) approved a test for the coronavirus that will allow people to take a swab from the nose at home, reported on the Agency’s website may 16.
Permission was granted to the company Everlywell. The set will consist of a swab that is used for sampling from the nostrils, and the vial with the saline solution, where you want to place a tampon. During the night, the sample will need to send in one certified laboratory for testing.
Press Secretary Everlywell Christina song said New York Time, just before testing will have to fill in an online questionnaire to prove compliance with Federal rules for the test. These rules saidthat the first test shall be persons who have symptoms of coronavirus infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, sore throat), physicians, persons who are in long term care facilities or closed, for example in prisons.
On the website Everlywell saidthat a single test will cost $135 (3596 UAH), in sale they will appear this month.
“Authorizing collection of tests at home that you can use with just a few tests in several laboratories, not only provides enhanced patient access to tests, but also protects others from potential infection. Today’s decision is an excellent example of public-private partnership”, – said the Director of the FDA’s Center for medical devices and radiation safety Jeffrey Shuren.
In Everlywell promised that the result of the test lab will provide for 24–48 hours of receiving the samples.
New York Time noted that, according to some scientists, home tests are less accurate than those performed in hospitals, because people without the proper experience can cause problems with the proper insertion of a tampon into the nostril.
To identify the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in humans worldwide widely used testing by polymerase chain reaction (swabs taken from the mucosa of the nasopharynx and oropharynx). As reported on the website Worldometers, which analyzes statistical information from different countries, the US is the leader in the number of tests using the PCR method, where they spent nearly 11.9 million (America’s population – 328 million).
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. By 18 may in the world of coronavirus infected 4.71 million people died 315.2 thousand, recovered approximately 1.73 million, informs the Johns Hopkins University. USA ranks first in the world in the number of infected with the coronavirus (more than 1.48 million) and deaths (more than 89.5 million).