Medsential, a Salt Lake City-based healthcare products company, has announced that it is now offering COVID-19 rapid antibody tests to laboratories and healthcare workers nationwide. The test, company officials say, can be conducted with only a finger prick.
In an emailed statement, the company’s chief operating officer, Chiao-ih Hui, said it introduced antibody testing to federal and state leaders last month.
“We knew they would be a significant game-changer to coronavirus testing across the nation. Our COVID-19 tests provide results within 15 minutes on-the-spot and are easy to use,” he said. “The test device is low-cost, so repeat testing is cost-effective. Our test does not require any other external reading device.”
Antibody tests can show if someone may have already had COVID-19 prior to current tests for the coronavirus. Medsential’s test has the support of U.S. Rep. John Curtis and former U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.
“Medsential’s testing kit will help broaden testing efforts so that we can slow the spread of coronavirus and get our economy back on track,” Curtis said in a statement released by Medsential.