The Testing Process
What to Expect When You Get Tested
We begin by taking a drop of fingerstick blood using a small lancet.
We use lancets that are similar to those used by diabetics to take a blood sample for testing their blood sugar levels. They are small and generally painless. Since we only need about a drop of blood (10 microliters, to be precise), it’s a quick and easy process, even for kids!
We then add your blood to a proprietary diluent and thoroughly mix.
The diluent prevents coagulation of the blood and also reduces the concentration to a measurable range.
Next, we load your diluted blood sample into one of our test cartridges.
Cartridges are pre-loaded with the necessary reagents within our CLIA-certified laboratory. In addition to your sample, our technician loads a control solution in one of the channels for quality assurance.
The loaded cartridge is inserted into our cloud-connected Acuity™ SPU analyzer.
The unique barcode on the cartridge is scanned, the cartridge is validated, instructions are downloaded from the cloud, and the test begins automatically.
The Acuity™ SPU uses heat, moveable magnets, and on-board sensors to mix reagents and read the resulting signal.
The test runs for about 12 minutes, and you’ll get a notification email as soon as it’s complete.
When the test is complete, data is uploaded to the Brevitest Cloud for analysis and the results are posted for your review.
If there are any anomalies detected in the results, the technician is notified, and we re-run the test at no additional cost. We are committed to providing you with information you can rely on!