LumiraDx Announces US Launch of its Rapid Onsite COVID-19 Surveillance Test

LONDON, Sept.A 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A Today, LumiraDx, a next-generation point of care diagnostics testing company, announced the US launch of its COVID-19 Surveillance Test, for environments such as schools and workplaces. The LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Ag Surveillance Test allows simultaneous testing of up to five samples on a small, portable instrument with cost per sample as low as $4. With digital results in less than 12 minutes from sample application and a comprehensive connectivity solution, it is designed to measure population health metrics in real-time to help prevent the spread of infection using an affordable, easy-to-use, onsite testing platform. LumiraDx's announcement comes at a time when schools across the U.S. are assessing how to both bring students back to in-person learning while also monitoring for outbreaks to ensure they can stay safe and open.
LumiraDx Announces US Launch of its Rapid Onsite COVID-19 Surveillance Test
The company also offers the LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Ag Test and SARS-CoV-2 Ab Test for clinical use in CLIA waived settings on the LumiraDx Platform, both of which were granted Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA.The LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Ag Surveillance Test, used on the LumiraDx Platform, has demonstrated 100.0% positive agreement and 96.6% negative agreement with its comparator, the LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Ag Test. It allows rapid, high-sensitivity surveillance testing in both CLIA and non-CLIA certified settings.Pooja Pathak, LumiraDx Chief Product Officer explained, "Our rapid onsite COVID-19 Surveillance Test offers options that can fit into a variety of different use-cases to support a safe return to school or the workplace and instill confidence in groups about their environment. By pooling up to five samples at one time, the LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Ag Surveillance test provides an efficient, accurate and cost-effective way to implement a surveillance testing program."
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