New coronavirus test can produce results in two hours
A new test for COVID-19 that reduces the results time to about two hours was developed by Fujifilm Holdings Corp, the company announced in pressrelease.
The test was developed by subsidiary Fujifilm Wako Pure Chemical Corp and will be released on April 15, Reuters reports.
The SARS-CoV-2 RT-qPCR Detection kit will be able to deliver results for the virus that causes COVID-19 faster than existing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which presently take four to six hours, the company said.
Fujifilm’s Avigan anti-flu drug is being tested as a treatment in China.