During a pandemic, one of medical tools we need is antibody test kit. TESTEN? TESTEN! is a concept home antibody test kit that offers a new way of mass screening tests, everyone can do it at the comfort of their home. Official institutions can help to post the test kit to all citizens where they can do it at home. Mass testing, combined with speedy isolation of cases and contact tracing, really helps to control the spread of virus during a pandemic.
This antibody test kit helps governments to understand how many people have immunity to handle this pandemic, the information also contributes whether they should bring people safely out of lockdown or not. To make this crucial decision, it would take massive antibody tests. Unfortunately when gathering people to take this test, it might also take a big risk of infection due to crowd gathering. TESTEN? TESTEN! Concept aims to eliminate that risk.
TESTEN? TESTEN! by Yue Zhao adopts new technology that uses high-velocity microneedles and slight vacuum pressure to collect just few drops of your blood from forearm’s capillary. If you’re afraid of needles, this test kit won’t be an issue for you, you won’t even see the needle. It’s a one-handed use medical device, in just 3 simple steps, you’ll get your result.
First, press blood collection switches, second, wait for a minute until that blood collection cell turns to red, and the last step, press that sample diluent button to mix with it your blood. Finally you’ll see the test result in the “result” area. You can report the result back to the official institutions. The whole process is painless and needleless, providing everyone with user friendly and convenient test experience. Could this be a good solution to slow spread COVID-19? Well, it could be. Even though it’s only a concept now, it’s possible that the development of this concept would play an important role to tackle future possible pandemic.