Digital healthcare business PocDoc is launching a workplace Covid-19 testing service which it says is 98.8% accurate, targeted at employers who want to test their workforce for the virus.

The finger prick test produces results in 10 minutes and the cost is £10 per test.

The test reveals the presence of early-onset antibodies, or if the person has been free of Covid-19 up until five to seven days prior to the test. Each test provides an individual with a unique QR code that is uploaded to the PocDoc cloud, providing information for employers.

The tests are manufactured in the UK by BioSure and are CE marked and approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. The testing, however, must be administered by a healthcare professional, which can be provided by PocDoc if the organisation doesn’t employ one in-house.

PocDoc founder and chief executive Steve Roest, said: “Everyone is aware of the extent of the testing problem and we believe we have found a solution – just register on the website and we will arrange to come round and test your teams. We are also encouraging the government to take up our offer to use our service and we hope that public health bodies will take up our offer to share our data to help the national effort. Our service is quick, reliable and safe and extremely cost effective – you can get tested, store, track and evaluate data and return employees safely and securely to the workplace, all for as little as a tenner a head.”

Date published: October 22, 2020

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