New high-speed COVID-19 test to be made available nationally

Written by Ebony Torrington, Future Science Group

In a new multicenter study, scientists demonstrate that a high-speed COVID-19 test has 94 per cent sensitivity and 100 per cent specificity. The test can be performed at a patient’s bedside and is currently being used successfully across eight London Hospitals. A 90-minute COVID-19 test, called CovidNudge, which can be performed at a patient’s bedside, in cartridges smaller than a mobile phone, has been shown to have a high level of accuracy and produce no false positives and very few false negatives. The test is due to be rolled out at a national level and data is continuously being gathered...

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