Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions to help you learn more about ASSURE rapid tests.

1. Where can I get ASSURE tests?

ASSURE-100 and ASSURE-19 are not available for sale in the U.S. Currently, ASSURE-100 tests are under evaluation as an in-vitro diagnostic by the U.S. FDA for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

2. How much do ASSURE rapid tests cost?

ASSURE is not yet available for public purchase. Our goal is to make ASSURE tests so affordable that anybody can affordably access multiple tests – no matter where they are or what their current financial condition may be.

3. How do ASSURE tests work?

ASSURE tests use swabbed specimens to detect COVID-19 using a test cassette, similar to a home pregnancy test. ASSURE-100 uses a shallow nasal swab specimen that is mixed with buffer solution. This mixture is then dropped on the test cassette. ASSURE tests are visually read, and do not require a device or lab to interpret results.

4. How fast does the test give results?

Results are read at 20 minutes.  Do not read the test less than 20 minutes or more than 30 minutes after transferring solution into cassette.

5. How is ASSURE different to other rapid tests?

Unlike other rapid antigen tests, the ASSURE-100 Rapid COVID-19 Test has demonstrated that it is highly specific and does not falsely detect other coronaviruses as positive.  It has been wet-tested with Human coronavirus 229E, oc43, nl63, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV.

ASSURE had no cross-reactivity when tested with a panel of coronaviruses, high prevalence disease agents, and normal or pathogenic flora. ASSURE had no interference when tested with a panel of coronaviruses, high-prevalence disease agents, normal or pathogenic flora, household substances, and nasal medications.

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