AUMED, a.s. collaborated on the development of a new self-sampling set based on the principle of gargling of the oral cavity and pharynx. The new sampling set was named GARGTEST and was developed in cooperation with Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine in Olomouc.
The new collection is therefore much more pleasant and completely painless. Instead of pushing the sticks into the nose, it is enough to gargle a sip of ordinary water for 20-30 seconds and then empty this content from the mouth into the enclosed collection container containing the transport powder. The user then closes the tube and packs it according to the instructions. The user will perform this procedure either at the sampling point or at home, from where he will then deliver the sample to the sampling point, to the laboratory or, for example, to his doctor.
The combination of the new GARGTEST sampling set and the AUMED test RT-LAMP Assay SARS-CoV-2 test kit creates completely new possibilities for the detection of new coronavirus in the population. Painless and fast collection without queues is followed by fast and reliable diagnostics! Mass production of the sampling set has started and it is already being sold through a distributor I.T.A. – Intertact, s.r.o.
A new sampling set, including PCR evaluation, can be ordered directly to your door. The courier will then take the sample from you. Chromozoom started offering the service and you can find more information at this link: https://chromozoom.cz/products/gargtest
A similar service is now also offered by Pilulka.cz, more information at https://www.pilulka.cz/pilulka-gargtest-na-covid-vcetne-laboratore