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Coronavirus Test Results Within 45 Minutes

Kanishka Singh at Reuters is reporting that a test for the Coronavirus with a test which can give results in 45 minutes:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid coronavirus diagnostic test, with a detection time of about 45 minutes, as the United States struggles to meet the demand for coronavirus testing.

The test’s developer, California-based molecular diagnostics company Cepheid, said on Saturday it had received an emergency use authorization from the FDA for the test, which will be used primarily in hospitals and emergency rooms. The company plans to begin shipping it to hospitals next week, it said.

The FDA confirmed its approval in a separate statement. It said the company intends to roll out the availability of its testing by March 30.

This is great new and will surely become a key turning point in our fight against Coronavirus.