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New portable instrument can diagnose coronavirus using a smartphone in 30 minutes

Economic Times | 01/09/2020 06:54 PM | Click to read full article

Scientists have developed a prototype of a rapid COVID-19 test using a simple-to-use portable instrument for reading the results with a smartphone in 30 minutes, an innovation that may enable point-of-care diagnosis without needing to send samples to a lab.

The scientists used a simpler process to analyze the viral transport media, called LAMP, which bypasses the RNA extraction and purification steps. "LAMP only needs one temperature - 65 C.”