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App and lab kit can turn your smartphone into a COVID-19 and flu virus detection test.
App and lab kit can turn your smartphone into a COVID-19 and flu virus detection test
In a potential game changer for COVID-19 pandemic control efforts, a new cell phone app and lab kit have transformed a smartphone into a COVID-19 / flu detection system. The detection system is among the most rapid, sensitive, affordable and scalable tests known — and can be readily adapted for other pathogens with pandemic potential including deadly variants of COVID and flu. It also provides a platform for inexpensive home-based testing.