Chinese researchers develop new rapid testing kits for COVID-19
a new rapid testing kit for novel coronavirus (covid-19) was developed by china's state key laboratory of respiratory disease, the guangdong-based laboratory announced on its social media platform on friday.
authorities in charge of the laboratory claimed the test results can be shown within 15 minutes after collecting a drop of blood.
compared with the current rt-pcr nucleic acid tests, the new kits make testing simpler, more effective and specific since it may allow on-site screening among suspected patients and close contacts of infected patients.
however, according to some experts, the new test method has not yet received consensus in the testing industry.