Yandex will make it possible to home test for coronavirus

Yandex will organize testing for the coronavirus in the framework of the social project “Help is here”. At the first stage of testing from accredited laboratory services will be able to residents of Moscow, in the risk group (65 and older). The growth in the number of tests in the laboratories of the test will appear for people of other ages and regions, the company said. The first 10 of thousands of tests for at risk people pay Yandex.

To pass the test, you need to leave the application. After confirming the time of test to the specified address on the car of the project “Help is here” comes a medical worker one of the laboratories of project partners. A medical worker takes a swab from the nose or mouth, packs samples and taken to lab. After 1-3 days after a sample is taken the result comes to e-mail specified by the user.

The organisation of home testing was made possible thanks to the joint efforts of several companies, led by the RDIF. Representatives of the Russian Fund of direct investments contributed to the increase in the number of certified test systems, as well as a significant increase in the number of authorised laboratories.

Project partners in the first stage become laboratory services “Archimedes”, “Sitilab”, “Family doctor” and “Labquest”, but to join the affiliate program and other laboratories. The laboratory uses the test system DSP, Generium, Litech and DNA Technology, as well as rapid tests EMG, which invested the FUND.

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