NHS Wales Informatics Service has developed an application that allows health boards in Wales to record the results of lateral flow antibody tests for citizens in Wales on a mobile device.
The application has already been used by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to record the results of more than eight thousand teachers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan for the COVID-19 antibody lateral flow test.
Lateral flow tests can detect the presence of the COVID-19 antibodies using a small liquid sample without the need for specialized and costly laboratory equipment and resource. Using the application, the results are entered digitally and recorded into a database and citizens are notified of the result immediately.
NWIS are now in talks about rolling out the application to Swansea Bay, Cwm Taf and Betsi Cadwaladr health boards.