DIY dengue test kits out
PHILAB Holdings Corp., through its brand LABitDx, has launched the Dengue NS1 Ag self-test screening kits which are now available through the e-commerce company Lazada Group.
Philab Holdings President Darlene Marie B. Berberabe said Philab decided to sell the product through
Lazada.com so that working parents can access the product by simply going online or downloading the Lazada app and ordering the test kits from their mobile phones.
“For now it is available online, but we hope to start delivering to drugstores nationwide so that everyone can have access to the self-test screening kits by first half of the year,” she added.
“Parents can now act faster because the self-test screening kit provides a result in as fast as 15 minutes,” she was quoted as saying in a press release.
The kit comes with a lancet or finger pricker that draws out blood for testing. Like a pregnancy kit, a result of two lines in the dengue test kit indicates one is positive for dengue while one line indicates negative.
The screening kit can be used at the onset of fever. It is advised that if one has a positive result, and if symptoms persist after getting a negative result, that the user consult a doctor.