A US-based lab has unveiled a transportable test which will tell if someone has COVID-19 in as little as five minutes, it said during a statement Friday. The US Laboratories said, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given it emergency authorization to start making the test available to healthcare providers as early as next week.
The test, which is that the size of a little toaster and uses molecular technology, also shows negative results within 13 minutes, the corporate said during a press statement. Covid19: Good news for Nigerians as study shows hot weather slows down disease
The COVID-19 pandemic are going to be fought on multiple fronts, and a transportable molecular test that gives leads to minutes adds to the broad range of diagnostic solutions needed to fight this virus,” said by Robert Ford.
The test’s small size means it are often deployed outside the “traditional four walls of a hospital in outbreak hots pots,” Ford said, and Abbott is functioning with the FDA to send it to virus epicenters. The test has not been cleared or approved by the FDA, and has only been authorized for emergency use by approved labs and healthcare providers, the corporate said.