Some Good News About Testing

The FDA recently approved a fast-acting test for people in hospitals

Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it authorized a coronavirus test that can provide a result in just 45 minutes. With the standard test, it takes one to four days to return a positive or negative result. The current testing method requires a nasal swab, but the new test doesn’t, which is a potential advantage as shortages of cotton swabs has been a concern.

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.

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