The officials have informed that Kroger pharmacy is supposed to launch rapid antibody testing by the end of November. These rapid antibody testing will be able to show results in just 15 minutes. All the branches of Kroger pharmacy across the US have been preparing to provide these rapid screening to the customers. The rapid tests will be performed using a finger prick blood sample, said the officials. This will cost around $25 in the United States. The officials of Kroger pharmacy have said that people who have not been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and think that they may have been infected with the disease in the past will be covered under this testing program. The officials have said that making rapid testing kits available at all the branches of the pharmacy will be an affordable choice for those who want to know whether they have contracted the virus in the past.
Experts have claimed these rapid antibody testing will help health professionals to identify the long-term effects of COVID19. It will help them to come up with a potent public health policy to combat the disease. The rapid test will quickly determine whether the person has been infected with the virus in the past even if he or she is perfectly fine, said the experts. Rapid antibody tests are already accessible at some of the stores of Kroger pharmacy in Michigan and California. This pharmaceutical firm provides in-clinic and at-home diagnostic tests as well for COVID19. As per the reports, the majority of the healthcare providers and clinics provide antibody tests, people who want to get testing done, need to approach their primary care doctor first.
There are multiple COVID19 testing booths have been installed at different places in Michigan. These tests are available free. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well has approved the rapid antibody test, which is being offered by Kroger pharmacy. Colleen Lindholz, the president of Kroger pharmacy has said that they are committed to helping people in the COVID19 Pandemic. The testing solution has been supported by licensed health professionals and experienced healthcare providers as well.