Now a rapid accurate test to diagnose IF Ebola virus (antigen) is in present.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded development of the ReEBOV® (Corgenix Medical) test. A drop of blood from a fingerstick, through a spring-loaded mechanism (prevents accidental exposure to blood) tests for Ebola virus. Think home pregnancy test – ReEBOV test works similarly: apply to a treated strip, and if the sample is positive for Ebola, a colored line appears on the strip
On the spot, points of contact easy quick test to find control this deadly disease.
Published in ‘The Lancet‘ by scientists at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Partners In Health with Boston Children’s Hospital, and now commercially available this rapid test was as accurate as the standard lab test used during the recent outbreak in Sierra Leone.
This test is the first ‘rapid diagnostic’ test for Ebola to get emergency use from both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the FDA.
NOTE: OraSure™ makers of rapid home HIV ($40 retail) & Hepatitis C tests was produced OraQuick Ebola Rapid Antigen Test®, the first test development to receive US DHS funding under Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).