New from Cue: variant identification is here
New from Cue: variant identification is here
The first at-home COVID-19 test that
offers variant identification
Being able to identify and track COVID-19 variants is an important step in ending the pandemic. And now Cue’s new Variant Identification Sequencing Kit can give you peace of mind — and provide doctors and researchers with the information they need to plan for new mutations and protect the health and well-being of your friends, family, and community.
Contribute to vital scientific research that can help us control the pandemic.
Find out which variant you have at home — right on your mobile device.
Participate in the variant identification research program offered by Cue at no cost to you. Subject to availability.
How do I participate?
We're all in this together
Knowing which variants are trending helps scientists, epidemiologists, and doctors plan for future mutations and keep our communities safe and healthy. By participating in this variant identification program, you’re contributing to vital scientific research that can help us control the pandemic.view faqs
Cue is the first compact, portable molecular self-testing system approved for use at home or on the go, without a prescription. Cue’s COVID-19 test is the #1 most-accurate self-test, with results in just 20 minutes, right to your phone — anytime, anywhere.
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Molecular testing by Cue
Like lab-based tests, Cue’s molecular COVID-19 test is a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), designed to detect the genetic material in SARS-CoV-2. Highly accurate and sensitive, it can detect small amounts of virus, even if you’re not having symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
How and when is this feature offered?
After you receive your variant identification sequencing kit (1 to 2 calendar days after you request the kit), you will need to return the kit with your nasal sample within 4 calendar days of the initial invitation to join the variant identification research program.
What are the benefits of identifying my variant?
Variant identification is for Research Use Only. Do not use the results from Cue’s Variant Identification Sequencing Kit to make any decisions about your or your child’s health or health care.
Who is conducting the research?
To contribute to public health sequencing efforts and scientific research on SARS-CoV-2, Cue may upload anonymous sequences to the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID), a leading database on infectious outbreaks and the largest repository of SARS-CoV-2 sequencing data in the world. Researchers, public health entities, and others worldwide use GISAID to study SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses and to better understand how pandemics evolve so that individuals, clinicians, public health officials, and governments can improve pandemic readiness and responsiveness.
Information uploaded to GISAID is de-identified to ensure anonymity. This means that data from the study cannot be traced back to the individual test user.
When will I know my results?
I don’t see an option to request a variant identification sequencing kit.
Additionally, the Cue Variant Identification Sequencing Kit is subject to availability.
What happens to my information?
Your information is de-identified before being used or shared. This means that information from the study cannot be traced back to the individual test user.
Sequences of the virus may be uploaded to the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID). In addition, your results and other de-identified data may be shared with Cue scientists or other researchers for current and future studies. Information from the study may also be presented at scientific meetings and published in medical journals.
What is included in the Variant Identification Sequencing Kit?
- One Specimen Collection Swab
- One Barcoded Tube of Transport Media
- One Biohazard Bag with Absorbent Pad
- One FedEx Prepaid Return Label
How long does it take for my Sequencing Kit to get delivered?
How long do I have to drop off my kit after I’ve sequenced my sample?
Why did I receive an invalid or incomplete result?
Invalid and incomplete results can occur for several reasons. For example, your sample might not have had enough SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in it because your level of infection was low when you swabbed or because the virus degrades while the sample was shipped to the lab. Problems with the reagents used to store the sample or errors in the sequencing process can also lead to incomplete or invalid results.
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Accuracy claim based on clinical study results submitted to the Food and Drug Administration FDA for other Emergency Use Authorization molecular home tests.
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*Variant Identification Sequencing Kit is for Research Use Only. Not for use in managing your health.
**Free for a limited time only.