The medical diagnosis of COVID-19 is challenging, since its symptoms are highly variable and can range from asymptomatic condition to flu-like or even life-threatening symptoms like respiratory distress. Therefore, the WHO recommends screening for the COVID-19 virus via nucleic acid amplification tests, such as RT-PCR.
FamilyCare Medical Service testing platform integrates WHO endorsed RT-PCR methodology into a convenient and easy-to-use format. The pre-filled, single-use cartridges take care of the complete patient sample processing, including RNA extraction, purification and RT-PCR amplification; all within 90 minutes.
FamilyCare PCR tests are patient friendly and can be conducted by using either a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab.