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New low-cost test can diagnose COVID-19 in just 20 minutes

News | 14/08/2020 04:00 PM | Click to read full article

Scientists have developed a new low-cost nasal swab test that can accurately diagnose the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 in just 20 minutes. The findings show the test called N1-STOP-LAMP, is 100 percent accurate in diagnosing samples containing SARS-CoV-2 at high loads.

The method involves using a small portable machine, which can reliably detect SARS-CoV-2 from just one nasal swab.