BioSURE COVID-19 Self Test FAQ’s
Here are some of the frequently asked questions about BioSURE’s development of the BioSURE COVID19 Self-Test for Coronavirus antibodies.
What is COVID-19?
COVID19 is a novel strain of coronavirus that was caused by SARS-CoV-2. The infectious disease that originated in Wuhan City, China has now spread to other countries and regions and is posing as a serious health pandemic.
What will the BioSURE COVID19 self-test will look like?
The BioSURE COVID19 Self-Test will be based upon our pre-existing HIV self-test that has been proven to be highly accurate and reliable since its launch in 2015. The test itself will look very similar to the BioSURE HIV self-test kit from the device design to the components inside, with the exception of the test strip that will differ to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 rather than antibodies to HIV.
What does it test for?
The BioSURE COVID19 self-test will look for IgG antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. IgG antibodies will be able to tell the end user whether they have been previously infected with COVID-19.
How you would use the test?
The BioSURE COVID19 Self-Test will be an antibody test that will use technology that is very similar to that of a pregnancy test. The test will detect the presence of IgG antibodies to the COVID19 virus, not COVID-19 itself. Like our HIV Self-Test, the COVID19 Self-Test will require only a minuscule amount of blood (smaller than a drop) which your test will pick up automatically, meaning you don’t have to measure anything or mess around with chemicals.
The BioSURE COVID19 Self-Test will be as easy as 3 simple steps. Prick, Suck and Poke. Your own result in 15 minutes, within the privacy and safety of your own home.
BioSURE is a UK based company that has over 5 years of extensive research and performance data for HIV self-testing. The BioSURE HIV self-test was launched in 2015 and was the first HIV self-test to use blood.
Availability of BioSURE COVID19 Self Test
When the test will be available?
As of 09 April 2020, the test is still in the process of approval.
Register for updates and stock availability
You can register yourself for our newsletter on our website for COVID-19 related updates and join a waiting list for when tests become available.
Or contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.