Scanwell Health is a Los Angeles-based company that has developed an at-home testing kit that works in conjunction with its mobile application to deliver results for tests to diagnose medical ailments, such as UTIs or COVID-19.
The company's at-home tests are approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Consumers provide a urine sample using the tools provided in the testing kit and take a photo using the Scanwell mobile application. The results are reviewed by a medical professional and if the consumer tests positive for a UTI, the app allows the user to interact with a physician and get prescribed appropriate medication, such as antibiotics.
In 2020, the company announced a partnership with Lemonaid to develop and distribute an at-home testing kit for COVID-19. The technology in the test kit is from Innovita, a Chinese diagnostic company. It uses a serological approach to testing, which uses a consumer's blood sample and tests for antibodies in the consumer's blood. The consumer collects the sample at home, sends it to a lab for testing, and receives results via a digital platform. As of March 20, 2020, the test is still waiting FDA approval.
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- Cluster: COVID-19A cluster of topics related to COVID-19. COVID-19 is the abbreviated name for coronavirus disease 2019, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the WHO.