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Scientists design new coronavirus COVID-19 test that is 3 times faster

The new way to test for coronavirus COVID-19 provides results in just 30 minutes at a 100% success rate

Jak Connor | Mar 19, 2020 at 01:34 am CDT (2 mins, 8 secs reading time)

Everyday scientists are moving forward in different ways to battle the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and now we have a new development in the way we can test for the virus.

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According to scientists from the University of Oxford, a new way to test for COVID-19 has been developed and it produces test results three times faster than traditional testing methods. The new testing method requires very simple technology, and can even detect an infection in patients throughout the early stage developments of the virus. On top of that, the new method can also be "read by the naked eye", which means it can be much more accessible to multiple healthcare facilities across the world.

At the moment, traditional testing methods for COVID-19 take around 1.5 - 2 hours to complete, while the new method only takes 30 minutes. The results from the new testing method has had a 100% success rate and have also been validated using clinical samples of the virus at Shenzhen Luohou People's Hospital in China. The team behind the new testing method has also said they are planning on making the tests more widely accessible so they can be "used at clinics, airports or even for home use."

Important Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Medications: It has also been found that these medications can aggravate coronavirus cases, more on that can be found here.

How long it stays on surfaces: Researchers have also discovered how long the coronavirus stays on surfaces, find out more here.

How it makes you sick: Scientists have figured out exactly how the coronavirus COVID-19 makes you sick, find out how here.

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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