Garden Grove doctor one of first in U.S. to offer coronavirus rapid blood test


A Garden  Grove physician is likely one of the first practitioners in the U.S. to begin offering a rapid coronavirus screening test popular in Asia that can provide results within 10 minutes through a simple fingerstick. 

Dr. Michael Dao, a 55-year old internist who operates the Dao Medical Group in Little Saigon, in the past two weeks has administered 180 COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Gold tests provided by PCL Inc., one of the largest biotech firms in South Korea.

Three people tested positive for COVID-19 but did not display any symptoms and were instructed to self-quarantine, Dao said, adding that the results were reported to the Orange County Health Care Agency.