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Trial introduced for new coronavirus test that could return results in 20 minutes

Trial introduced for new coronavirus test that could return results in 20 minutes
ITV Report 22 May 2020 at 12:25am The new Covid-19 test could return results in just 20 minutes. Credit: PA A new Covid-19 test that could return results in just 20 minutes telling someone whether they have the virus is being trialled. Up to 4,000 people will take part in a pilot in Hampshire, after…
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The brand-new Covid-19 test could return lead to just 20 minutes. Credit: PA

A new Covid-19 test that might return lead to simply 20 minutes telling somebody whether they have the infection is being trialled.

As Much As 4,00 0 people will participate in a pilot in Hampshire, after the fast test showed efficient in clinical settings, the Department of Health stated.

The swab test will be performed in a number of A&E departments, GP testing hubs and care houses in the county in a trial lasting approximately six weeks.

The loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) swab can be processed on-site rather than requiring to be sent to a laboratory, and could mean healthcare employees can, depending on the outcome, return to a shift or isolate on the very same day they take the test.

This is different to the PCR (polymerase domino effect) tests which need to be processed at various temperatures indicating it takes longer to get results.

Coronavirus tests being performed at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground Covid-19 testing website in Birmingham. Credit: PA

The brand-new trial comes amidst criticisms that individuals have been waiting days or weeks to get test results.

If the pilot is successful the test, established by UK maker Optigene, will be rolled out more commonly, the department said.

Individuals with symptoms will be prioritised for screening in A&E departments and GP centers however all personnel and homeowners will be tested in care houses whether they are symptomatic or not.

Hampshire Hospital NHS Trust, which is leading the trial, will work closely with regional authorities to determine concern care homes to check out and test, the department included.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “This brand-new test might provide precise outcomes nearly on the area.

” This will make it possible for health and care workers to continue with their shift or instantly isolate on the exact same day, and could ultimately use the exact same benefit to the whole country.

” This might change the manner in which we control Covid-19 throughout the country, getting those with unfavorable results back into society as quickly as possible.

” I am extremely grateful for everyone in Hampshire for making this development possible.”

Top priority care houses will be visited and checked. Credit: PA

Trust president Alex Whitfield said: “We are significantly delighted to be able to support the federal government’s efforts for ever more available, faster coronavirus screening.

” That we are able to do so is a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of our entire microbiology department, from scientific researchers and the laboratory team to volunteers from academic community and industry in addition to the staff on the wards.

” We are quite looking forward to the outcomes of this trial and the advantages it will bring to the neighborhood we serve.”

This antigen test, revealing whether you currently have the infection, is different to antibody tests, which show if you have currently had the virus.

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