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At-Home Test Uses Blood To Determine If A Person Has Been Exposed To COVID-19

•, OAN Newsroom

"Testing for COVID-19 has proven to be a major challenge in the U.S.," read a statement from the company. "We are partnering with Lemonaid Health to offer the first fully at-home solution for testing for novel coronavirus."

Before getting tested, individuals will first have to describe their symptoms to a doctor online to see if they meet the testing criteria put forward by the CDC.

The test takes 15 minutes to complete and uses a drop of blood, which medical professionals will examine for antibodies. Doctors will then notify users of their results within a few hours.

According to Scanwell, their test can also detect if someone had the virus after they've already recovered.

"The really big advantage of the serology test is that, unlike the PCR test which is traditionally being used, this test can also detect infections that occurred months ago," explained Dr. Jack Jeng.