MiraKind is ready to distribute COVID-19 tests for free to essential workers, with funding from the generous philanthropic donations of our MiraKind community through our #330MillionTests.org site.
We are currently prioritizing access to testing for facility and field-based healthcare workers who are providing direct patient care, as well as testing for first responders such as firefighters, EMTs, and police officers.
The tests are being analyzed by MiraKind’s partner, MiraDx, a molecular diagnostics company, which has transitioned its CLIA-certified lab to process 3,000 COVID-19 tests per day using highly-sensitive PCR technology, which results in 90%+ accuracy. MiraDx plans to scale its testing capacity up in the coming weeks in anticipation of the rapidly growing demand for tests.
“The reason we’ve focused all of our resources toward this effort is to ensure that our frontline workers have access to fast, accurate testing for COVID-19 to preserve their own health, as well as the health of their families, co-workers, and the many citizens they serve,” said Dr. Joanne Weidhaas, co-founder of MiraDx and founder of MiraKind.org.