US company presents alternative COVID-19 testing technology

According to the statement, those tests can be used not only in traditional hospitals but also outside of them

Abbott

US medical devices company announced new coronavirus tests. Source: pixabay.com

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.

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. Portable molecular testing expands the country's capacity to get people answers faster
Chris Scoggins, senior vice president, Rapid Diagnostics, Abbott

Combined with ID NOW, Abbott expects to produce about 5 million tests in April.

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