The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first rapid diagnostic test for the new coronavirus, which gives results in about 45 minutes.
The agency authorized the test this Friday and next week shipments of the new test will begin, as reported by the Californian company that manufactures it, Cepheid.
“At this time of increasing demand for health services, a diagnosis is needed for the real-time management of patients who can be evaluated for admission to health facilities,” explains the head of Medicine and Technology at Cepheid, David Persing, according to reports. CNN.
“Reliable testing brought to the patient’s location can be a milestone and help ease the pressure on healthcare facilities in the face of the emergency of the Covid-19 outbreak and can manage respiratory isolation resources,” added Persing.
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