During a recent study, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed two rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 that are nearly as accurate as the gold-standard test currently used in laboratories. Unlike the gold standard test, which extracts RNA and uses it to amplify the DNA of the virus, these new tests can detect the presence of the virus in as little as five minutes using different methods. The findings were published in the journal Nature Protocols. One test is a COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test, called Antisense, which uses electrochemical sensing to detect the presence of the virus.
Jun 17, 2021, 04:30AM ISTSource: ANI