Costco in the United States launched the “COVID-19 Test Collection Kit” on its online shopping platform, allowing people to collect saliva at home by themselves, managed by the online medicine platform AZOVA, one to three days after the reagents return to the laboratory You can get the result.
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You can buy COVID-19 Test Collection Kit reagents at Costco! Test results at home as soon as 1 day.
According to a report by “Fox News”, there are two screening packages launched by Costco in the United States on October 23, 2020. Only the tested combination is priced at US$129.99 and the results can be obtained within 1 to 3 days; if the video function is to be included, it is US$139.99 and the results can be obtained within 1 to 2 days.
It is understood that the product is tested using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The AZOVA website also mentions that PCR is a “molecular diagnostic test” that is more accurate than most antigen tests. They can get the results with a painless nasopharyngeal swab and just put saliva into a test tube.
In addition, Costco also mentioned that the PCR test is currently the most accurate test tool on the market, with a sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 99%. 98% of its screening tests are correct if it is positive, and 99% are correct if it is negative.