ASSURE Rapid Tests
ASSURE does not need lab work, nor any equipment or lengthy waits for results. The FDA is currently evaluating clinical trial data to grant an EUA to ASSURE-100 for diagnostic use.
PCR testing is the current gold standard for detecting COVID-19 infection, but requires a lab with specialized equipment to amplify genetic material, which can take days to return results.
'Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification' testing is performed by medical professionals that must have expensive special equipment, and wait times are measured in hours.