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At-home antibody test for the novel coronavirus
(SARS-CoV-2)

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2), Lemonaid and Scanwell are working together to develop and distribute an antibody test for at-home use.

Updates

June 11, 2020

Here's the weekly update from the Scanwell team. In this video, Dr. Jack Jeng (chief medical officer at Scanwell) and Pavel Bozdog (lead engineer at Scanwell) talk about our clinical study and Android app.

May 15, 2020

Here's the weekly update from the Scanwell team. In this video, Dr. Jack Jeng (chief medical officer at Scanwell) and Pavel Bozdog (lead engineer at Scanwell) talk about packaging design, demo our in-app instruction flow, and share exciting information about our clinical study.

May 6, 2020

Here's the weekly update from the Scanwell team. In this video, Dr. Jack Jeng (chief medical officer at Scanwell) and Pavel Bozdog (lead engineer at Scanwell) talk about a recent breakthrough in our usability testing, as well as updates on when and where our clinical study will take place.

April 29, 2020

Here's the weekly update from the Scanwell team. In this video, Dr. Jack Jeng (chief medical officer at Scanwell) and Pavel Bozdog (lead engineer at Scanwell) share a preview of our updated instructions flow, which now includes video and printed instructions.

Additionally, we are thrilled to share that Scanwell has received the Fast Company World Changing Idea Award in Health and Wellness. We’re honored that our work has been recognized and excited to receive this award.

April 22, 2020

In this weekly update from the Scanwell team, Dr. Jack Jeng (chief medical officer at Scanwell) and Pavel Bozdog (lead engineer at Scanwell) talk about the research study with Wake Forest and our ongoing user testing. In the coming weeks, we'll be preparing for our upcoming clinical trial. We are not yet looking for volunteers for the clinical trial, but will let you know when we are.

April 15, 2020

Another weekly update from the Scanwell team.

In this video Dr. Jack Jeng (chief medical officer at Scanwell) and Pavel Bozdog (lead engineer at Scanwell) talk about the clinical trial protocol we have submitted to the FDA, as well as the individual components of the test.

April 8, 2020

Another weekly update from the Scanwell team.

In this video Dr. Jack Jeng (chief medical officer at Scanwell) and Pavel Bozdog (lead engineer at Scanwell) talk about the work we've been doing to prepare for the research study with Wake Forest. Additionally, as we've been conducting user testing we've noticed some people having difficulty with the blood collection process. So, finding ways to reduce friction during this part of the testing flow will be a top priority for us the next few days.

April 1, 2020

Another weekly update from the Scanwell team.

In this video Dr. Jack Jeng (chief medical officer at Scanwell) and Pavel Bozdog (lead engineer at Scanwell) talk about some of the usability testing we've been conducting, and where we're at in the process of obtaining emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA.

March 25, 2020

As the Scanwell and Lemonaid teams work diligently to make our novel coronavirus at-home test available, we wanted to share regular updates on our progress.

In this video, Dr. Jack Jeng (chief medical officer at Scanwell) and Pavel Bozdog (lead engineer at Scanwell) share what the team has been working on in the past week, what's on deck, and how the March 20th statement from the FDA affects the project.

How the at-home test works:

  1. Patient completes online intake questionnaire with Lemonaid Health.

  2. The Lemonaid doctor or nurse practitioner orders the Scanwell test and an at-home test kit is shipped to the patient.

  3. Once received, patient performs at-home test following instructions from the Scanwell smartphone app with results securely shared back to Lemonaid.

  4. The testing process takes 15 minutes, and the patient will hear back from the Lemonaid doctor or nurse practitioner within hours in most cases.

  5. Patient receives follow-up consultation with the Lemonaid doctor or nurse practitioner, who will advise on next steps (self-quarantine, confirmatory testing, in-person care, etc.)

Scanwell novel coronavirus COVID-19 test

About the project

The program will be provided at cost ($70, no insurance required). A breakdown of pricing is below:

Online consult
$25

A Lemonaid doctor or nurse practitioner will order and interpret your test, then consult with you on next steps.

The cost of the online consultation is $25.

Test
$20

The tests are manufactured by biotechnology company INNOVITA. The testing process also requires the use of a blood collection device and other components.

The test and other testing components cost Scanwell $20.

Shipping
$15

To get your test to you quickly, shipping will be expedited. Depending on where you are located, expedited shipping can cost between $15 and $30.

We have established a flat fee of $15 for shipping and will absorb any additional costs.

Labor
$10

Labor includes picking and packing all test kit components, and fulfillment of finished test kits.

The cost of labor is $10.

Lemonaid Health

Lemonaid Health is leading the next wave of telemedicine innovation and medicine delivery. We use clinical algorithms to augment our physician's knowledge as the basis for our platform that enables patients to quickly, safely and inexpensively get care and prescriptions for a variety of common medical conditions. Our mail order pharmacy typically mails medicine same day. Our medical team, website and mobile app have garnered an industry-leading Net Promoter Score of 89 and our telehealth practice has processed hundreds of thousands of visits nationally.

Scanwell Health

Scanwell Health makes healthcare more accessible through smartphone-enabled, at-home diagnostics. Scanwell’s innovative approach lets people test from anywhere, skip the waiting room and get same-day results. By quickly diagnosing acute illnesses, chronic diseases and rare conditions, Scanwell accelerates the path to treatment. The company’s first offering is the only FDA-cleared over-the-counter app that provides testing and treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Scanwell SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Test. If you do not see your question answered below, please email us at covid@scanwellhealth.com.

This test is a rapid serology test. It detects IgM and IgG antibodies against novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the blood, which indicates that a person has been exposed and developed antibodies against the virus. 

This type of test will indicate whether or not you have been exposed and developed antibodies against the virus. Serological testing is helpful in identifying large numbers of infected patients and asymptomatic carriers, ultimately supporting containment efforts and slowing the spread of the virus.

It may not detect an infection early on if antibodies haven't been produced yet. When the results are positive and patients are asymptomatic, it is unclear if they are contagious and need to be quarantined.

Overall, the results may be less accurate than traditional PCR tests.

We are working around the clock to obtain Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for at-home use of serology tests. We will post updates on this site.

To obtain the test, you will first have to complete an online intake questionnaire. A doctor or nurse practitioner will evaluate your questionnaire and order the test for you. Please see above for more details.

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