COVID-19: Coronavirus infection to be tested in 5 minutes
American company can provide test kit in India too
Amidst growing infection of the coronavirus, many countries of the world are trying to find its break. As a major and primary problem, it has revealed lack of time and testing kit. Meanwhile, where a kit of only Rs. 1200 has been prepared in India, the American company Abbott is ready with its kit which gives the result in five minutes. The company’s labs are currently available in the US, while in India, this portable kit can provide testing facilities.
Abbott coronavirus Test Kit
American pharmaceutical company Abbott, which claims to have given the corona test results in five minutes from its new coronavirus test kit, has said that it wants to deliver this test kit to more and more people around the world. According to the report of Indian Express, the company can bring this corona test facility in India in a short time. A company spokesperson has said that the company is going to bring corona testing facilities to its labs and other testing platforms, so that the facility reaches as many people worldwide.
In order to ensure that more and more people can be investigated, the company is engaged in the manufacture of kits 24 hours a day, and is looking to increase its production further in the coming time. Abbott’s spokesperson said that the company’s equipment is currently being used mostly in the US, so the testing facility is currently available only in the US. This testing platform, which came in 2014, is currently being used in American labs for testing influenza A and B.
The probe kit that the company has designed is portable i.e. it is easy to carry anywhere. This kit gives molecular results of corona in minutes using isothermal nucleic acid amplification technique. According to the company, this portable test kit can test the suspect of corona virus anywhere and anytime within five minutes and can be tested immediately or can be told. It will be immediately known whether he is corona positive or negative.
Abbott plans to supply 50,000 test kits every day from April. According to Abbott’s president, John Freels, the molecular test of the test kit will allow the genome of the coronavirus to be detected within the individual in just five minutes. Only a 13-minute detailed investigation can be done to confirm this. Abbott wants to reach 50 lakh test capacity every month by making this kit available worldwide.
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