In Singapore, they created the fastest test for coronavirus. It allows you to determine the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the patient’s body in 5-10 minutes, but has not yet received official approval. About this writes The Straits Times.
The vaccine was developed by biologists from the NanoBio laboratory at the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research. Researchers plan that the test will be approved within a month – after which it will begin to be delivered to hospitals and departments that are involved in testing for SARS-CoV-2.
As a test material, the new system uses the mucous discharge of patients whose samples were taken using a smear. Then the sample is placed in a portable device that detects the presence or absence of the virus directly in the hospital – without the need to send it to the laboratory.
Researchers tested the system on patients in several hospitals in Singapore where coronavirus was detected. In all cases, testing revealed a positive result, and the developers according to the test results called the system “very sensitive and accurate”.