In Singapore, they created the fastest coronavirus test that can detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the patient’s body in just five to ten minutes, as reported by The Straits Times.
So far, this test has not received official approval, its creators expect that this will happen within a month, after which the test will begin to be delivered to hospitals and organizations that are looking for a vaccine.
For analysis, a smear with mucous secretions of patients is used, which is placed in a portable device that allows you to determine whether a person is infected on the spot. That is, there is no need to send samples to the laboratory and the test time is significantly reduced.
The creators of this system claim that it is very sensitive and accurate. The new test has already been extremely successfully tested in several hospitals in Singapore.
As of today, the coronavirus pandemic has been recorded in 168 countries of the world, more than 425 thousand people have become ill, almost 19 thousand people have died.