BioSure has partnered with PocDoc to create a ground-breaking app, as a companion to the BioSURE COVID-19 Antibody Test and Self Test. 

The app will support users to perform their test and importantly to understand what their result means. It also means the data can help to track the spread of COVID-19 through our communities and the prevalence of antibodies across the UK which will play a critical role in developing our understanding in the fight against COVID-19 going forward. At the moment there is no baseline set, so the quicker we can understand the landscape, the more we will be able to prepare for the usual Autumn cold and flu season.

It is optional whether people who use BioSURE tests want to use the app but BioSURE and PocDoc are encouraging everyone to do so to accelerate our learning. There is masses of ongoing research around immunity and what that means. Recent data from vaccine trials have evidenced that both antibody and T cell responses have been stimulated by the vaccine, so the more we can understand the better.

All data will be used in an anonymised and aggregated format and is being held on a secure platform for a one month period.

The app can also track repeat testing which is likely to be of huge benefit with the up and coming cold & flu season, so people really will be able to know if they have suffered a COVID-19 infection or a different virus.

Finally, the app will also gather feedback from users about their BioSURE test so that we can continue to learn and deliver the best possible test with the best possible user experience and customer service.

How does the app work?

Included with each BioSURE COVID-19 Antibody Self Test is a card with a unique QR code. After receiving their test, users can download the app from the Apple Appstore or Google Play store.

The app will ask for some limited personal information (year of birth, gender and partial postcode) and then some questions about symptoms and when they were experienced which will help the understanding of the virus and how it affects different individuals.

You do not need to enter any contact information, financial information, or create an account to use the app.

After completing your BioSURE COVID-19 Antibody Self Test, you will be asked to scan your unique QR code, which tracks the batch number and expiry of your test and input the result of your test after visually reading it using the instructions provided in your test kit.

The app will then activate the camera of your smartphone or tablet and can take a photo of your completed BioSURE test. This will also help with post-market surveillance, which is a vital point of concern for regulators who are worried about people performing their own test

There will then be information about what your result means, whether that is positive or negative for COVID-19 antibodies. We will update this app with the most recent information available, so you will always know how the latest developments in the global understanding of the virus.