Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)- New test can detect COVID-19 in 20 minutes

ARU’s Professor Stephen Bustin, with colleagues at Chelmsford hospital, have developed a robust, reliable assay, or test, for COVID-19 which returns results in less than 20 minutes. The test, called Cov2-ID, detects three viral targets, making it more reliable than other tests that look at just one, and was 100% accurate in almost 30 patient samples taken. The test also has the potential to detect viral load, which is the amount of the virus present in each patient. The research has been published within the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

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