Abbott Laboratories a big pharma company in the US has launched a COVID-19 testing kit that than detect the virus in less than 5 minutes in the comfort of your home.
The company said: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), delivering positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes.”
Due to possible mobility of the testing kit it can be taken anywhere and one does not have to necessary to the hospital to get the checkup done.
“With rapid testing on ID NOW, healthcare providers can perform molecular point-of-care testing outside the traditional four walls of a hospital in outbreak hotspots,” Robert B. Ford, president and chief operating officer, Abbott, said.
testing is the only way to cure coronavirus. With the rising number of the people infected people need to be tested at a faster speed to contain it.