FDA approves new COVID-19 test showing rapid results

A California-based company develops a new test for the novel coronavirus
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Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Cepheid focuses on diagnostic testing. Their new COVID-19 test is unique because it can be performed on-site without having to be sent to a lab.

In a video released by the company, they said the results are available in less than an hour.

According to Cepheid, it already has more than 5,000 testing platforms in use around the country to test for tuberculosis and HIV. Now, they’ll test for COVID-19.

They hope to release the new tests starting next week, however, they will not be available directly to consumers.

Courtesy: NBC’S Roz Plater

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