Researchers claim 20-minute blood test to detect virus
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Researchers Australia’s Monash University have claimed, a test that can determine novel coronavirus infection in about 20 minutes using blood samples.
This is the fastest coronavirus test method, according to the researchers.
They also said that their test can determine if someone is currently infected and if they have been infected in the past.
“Short-term applications include rapid case identification and contact tracing to limit the viral spread, while population screening to determine the extent of viral infection across communities is a longer-term need,” a paper published in the journal ACS Sensors on Friday.
The researchers also said, the test method can be used to detect antibodies raised in response to vaccination to aid clinical trials.