Corona Precision, LLC. 500 International Dr., Mount Olive, NJ, today announced that it has begun shipments of its COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits for the detection of specific antibodies (IgM and IgG) within the human body. The test is available for the shipment to and the use by medical professionals only and is the type that shows a rapid test result in ten to fifteen minutes.
Most experts agree that the key to “flattening the curve” of the COVID-19 infection rate is to increase the number of individuals being tested for the virus.
“We are pleased to have our kits available now and to bring this testing ability to the market today when it is needed most”, a spokesperson for the company said. “We believe that our test kits will play an important role in detecting the viral antibodies, an indicator of the past exposure to the virus.
The distribution of the device is within the federal guidelines, but the kits have not been reviewed or approved by the FDA.
As with all such testing kits, a full diagnosis should be made in consultation with a physician. A negative test does not rule out infection, and a positive result may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-COV-2 coronavirus strains.