Maldives has approved the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card portable antigen test by Abbott that can deliver results within 15 minutes in Maldives.
The portable test is about the size of a credit card, requires no additional equipment to operate, and can be conducted using a less invasive nasal swab than traditional lab tests.
The test, BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card, could be used to check that people participating in larger gatherings, such as those returning to schools or workplaces, do not have COVID-19.
The test delivers results in just 15 minutes with no instrumentation, using proven lateral flow technology with demonstrated sensitivity of 97.1% and specificity of 98.5% in clinical study. The product is designed for near-patient testing in a variety of healthcare environments. is accepting orders for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid test.