Good news for Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the virus.
According to DailyMail, Abbott Laboratories developed a machine that can detect positive results in just 5 minutes and negative results in 13 minutes.
Abbott plans to increase production to deliver 50,000 ID NOW COVID-19 tests per day, starting next week, to the U.S. healthcare system.
Chris Scoggins, Senior VP, Rapid Diagnostics, said,
“Through the incredible work of teams across Abbott, we expect to deliver 50,000 COVID-19 tests per day to healthcare professionals on the front lines, where testing capabilities are needed most.”Chris Scoggins, Senior VP, Rapid Diagnostics
Their are currently over 113,000 confirmed cases in the USA.