FDA authorizes first Covid-19 diagnostic test with a Testing Card similar to pregnancy tests

The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 antigen test where results can be read directly from a testing card, similar to a pregnancy test. This simple design is fast and efficient for healthcare providers and patients and does not require an analyzer.

How it works: A healthcare provider swabs the patient’s nose, and then twirls that sample on a test card with a testing reagent added. After waiting 15 minutes, the healthcare provider reads the results directly from the testing card: One line indicates a negative result; two lines indicate a positive result.

In our Concierge Medicine practice for Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens area, we are always on the lookout for new and innovative approaches that can improve patients’ health. Of course, not all new tests are immediately available over-the-counter, and it takes time from an FDA approval to a final product that is available to physicians.

The concierge medical practice of Yael Vidal MD MBA is located in Juno Beach, Florida, and is suitable for patients who reside in the area, including in North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Island, Singer Island, Jupiter, and Palm Beach Gardens. If you are looking for a Palm Beach concierge doctor, you can read more details about Vidal Medical Concierge in our official website.