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Researchers Develop At-Home COVID Test That Uses Smartphone App To Detect Pathogens

Updated: Feb 4, 2022

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases brought about by the spread of the Omicron variant has strained the testing capacities of some countries in the world. Faced with the hassle of scheduling appointments and long wait times, many have turned to over-the-counter, rapid test kits to confirm whether they have the virus or not.

COVID-19 test kits. Credit: Reuters

A group of researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara wants to make at-home COVID tests even more access