According to the statement, those tests can be used not only in traditional hospitals but also outside of them
Abbott has received emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the fastest available COVID-19 test. The test will be able to deliver positive results in as little as 5 minutes and negative results in 13 minutes.
What is more important, the new Abbott COVID-19 test runs on Abbott’s ID NOW platform, a lightweight and small box. The fact it can be used in more non-traditional places where people can have their results in a matter of minutes brings an alternate testing technology to combat the virus.
Combined with ID NOW, Abbott expects to produce about 5 million tests in April.