With only 1 hour from sample collection to results, patients can know if they're positive before they have a chance to spread the virus.
Molecular tests—like Detect and PCR lab tests—look for the RNA (the genetic code) of the virus itself. These tests are the standard for accuracy and may detect infections in people before they have symptoms. They can also be easily reconfigured to detect new strains of the virus as it mutates.
Detect combines a nucleic acid test with lateral flow hardware that can be manufactured at scale. We're building a platform anyone can use to test for any pathogen on a regular basis, starting with Covid-19.