- Results in 15minutes
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced a new partnership involving Abbott and eMed to bring rapid, reliable testing into the home in a $50million investment.
“Ohio will purchase at least two million at-home BinaxNow COVID19 rapid antigen tests that can be self-administered with results in about 15 minutes,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“Through an agreement with eMed to provide telehealth services, an individual who uses one of these tests can be guided by a proctor and will get the results in minutes, without having to visit a testing location.”
“This is a model for innovative testing. Screening will be virtually guided. It is a tool in a tool box to mitigate spread. Once they log on to our platform, they will be connected to one of our live guides who will guide them through the process and they will get the results in 15minutes,” said Dr. Patrice Harris, CEO of eMed.
Meanwhile, Governor DeWine said, “the COVID19 vaccine is now available for Ohioans 80 and older. While it will take time before it is available for everyone, the vaccine is the best way to protect our health and help Ohio on the road to recovery.”
“Out of any 200 Ohioans, at least one has tested positive for COVID during the past two weeks. We still have more than 1 out of 4 patients who are COVID positive in our ICUs.”