Springdale diagnostics business receives unexpected emergency use authorization for COVID-19 antibody test

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Springdale diagnostics firm will get emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 antibody exam.

NOWDiagnostics‘ finger-prick take a look at checks for antibodies in blood and can deliver results in 15 minutes.

The presence of antibodies most most likely suggests a particular person was uncovered to COVID-19.

If somebody reveals indicators of antibodies, physicians say plasma could most likely aid individuals struggling from ​the virus.

The Food and Drug Administration claims the company can now exam at pharmacies, clinics and hospital crisis rooms.

Beth Cobb, COO of NOWDiagnostics claimed, “Why would not you want to know if you experienced antibodies to this terrible virus? If you want to know if you can go to the community nursing residence and help get care of your grandparent. If you want to know if it’s safe to stroll into a public setting up. If you want to know if you’re likely to be bringing any damage to your family. Yeah, it is handy to know.”

NOWDiagnostics claims it’s fired up to make this check accessible to the group, and they’ve already started out distributing the assessments.