Home Lifestyle Health and Fitness iHealth At-Home Test Kit's Effectiveness on the COVID-19 Omicron Variant

iHealth At-Home Test Kit’s Effectiveness on the COVID-19 Omicron Variant

SUNNYVALE – iHealth Labs, a leader in the design and manufacturing of consumer-friendly, mobile personal healthcare products, issued the following statement regarding its covid test kit’s effectiveness in detecting the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

DONATE TO KEEP SA NEWS ZONE ALIVE (CLICK HERE)

“iHealth has been continuously monitoring the COVID-19 variants so the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is ready to address any significant changes in the epidemic,” Jack Feng, iHealth Partner stated. “We are confident that our rapid antigen test continues to detect COVID-19 infection, including infection with the Omicron variant.”

Mr. Feng continued, “Our research team has conducted an analysis based on available literature and a bioinformatics comparison. We found that the new Omicron variant strain B.1.1.529 has about 50 mutations, with 32 of them in the Spike protein. Most of the antigen detection kit products, including our test, are used to detect Nucleocapsid protein. According to the comparative analysis of bioinformatics, we are very confident that the Omicron variant is detectable by our antigen rapid test. We are also actively looking for real-world samples to conduct experiments and to further verify the effectiveness of the product in detecting this virus strain.”

Each of the two single-use test kits comes with everything needed to conduct a COVID-19 test. The test uses a non-invasive swab to minimize any discomfort when collecting a sample. An iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test app is available for iOS or Android phones. The app contains specific step-by-step video instructions to complete the test. Based on the clinical trial results, where the iHealth test was compared to an FDA-authorized molecular SARS-CoV-2 test, the iHealth test correctly identified 94.3% of positive specimens and 98.1% of negative specimens. 

RELATED ARTICLES

Tokyo hits record 11,000 COVID-19 cases, Japan over 50,000 for first time

TOKYO: Tokyo recorded its fourth record number of daily COVID-19 infections on Saturday (Jan 22), breaking above 10,000, while Japan's exceeded 50,000 for...

Singapore reports first Omicron-related COVID-19 death

SINGAPORE - Singapore on Saturday (Jan 22) reported its first Omicron-related death, a 92-year-old woman who caught the virus from a family...

EU health ministers seek common line over fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose

BRUSSELS - European Union health ministers will try to find a common line on Friday (Jan 21) over a potential fourth dose...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Master coach Cahill plots Barty demise at Australian Open

MELBOURNE - As Ash Barty was ascending the ranks of women’s tennis, renowned Australian coach Darren Cahill regularly predicted the Queenslander was...

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announce new baby born via surrogate

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have a new baby, the two celebrities revealed on Jan 22. The couple posted...

Tokyo hits record 11,000 COVID-19 cases, Japan over 50,000 for first time

TOKYO: Tokyo recorded its fourth record number of daily COVID-19 infections on Saturday (Jan 22), breaking above 10,000, while Japan's exceeded 50,000 for...

Singapore reports first Omicron-related COVID-19 death

SINGAPORE - Singapore on Saturday (Jan 22) reported its first Omicron-related death, a 92-year-old woman who caught the virus from a family...