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USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by Mynd44: 3:19pm On Mar 29, 2020
A USA company, Abbott, has received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), delivering positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes.

What makes this test so different is where it can be used: outside the four walls of a traditional hospital such as in the physicians' office or urgent care clinics.

The test runs on a lightweight box (6.6 pounds and the size of a small toaster) that can sit in a variety of locations.

Because of its small size, it can be used in more non-traditional places where people can have their results in a matter of minutes.

They are ramping up production to deliver 50,000 ID NOW COVID-19 tests per day, beginning next week, to the U.S. healthcare system.

"Through the incredible work of teams across Abbott, we expect to deliver 50,000 COVID-19 tests per day to healthcare professionals on the front lines, where testing capabilities are needed most," said Chris Scoggins, senior vice president, Rapid Diagnostics, Abbott.

https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/product-and-innovation/detect-covid-19-in-as-little-as-5-minutes.html

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by todugo(m): 3:22pm On Mar 29, 2020
Goodnews grin grin

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by Davash222(m): 3:25pm On Mar 29, 2020
I'm not impressed until they approve a device/vaccine that will eliminate the virus in 5 minutes.

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by Wyzkyd(m): 3:26pm On Mar 29, 2020
How do we get it to Nigeria. Cos it's needed Asap.

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by bjtinz: 3:28pm On Mar 29, 2020
Very good news. Knowing how rigorous the FDA is, then one is assured it would meet the necessary specs.

Equally good to see it's not the usual antibody test, but one that can detect the viral protein directly.

I truly hope we can get some here asap, as we desperately need to scale up testing.

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by bjtinz: 3:29pm On Mar 29, 2020
I wonder how much it will cost??

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by januzaj(m): 3:39pm On Mar 29, 2020
This is good. We are getting there. From testing kits, it will get to vaccine. African countries only wait for others to make breakthrough in everything without doing anything.

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by clevvermind(m): 3:42pm On Mar 29, 2020
Davash222:
I'm not impressed until they approve a device/vaccine that will eliminate the virus in 5 minutes.
at least appreciate this one first. What has your country done?

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by chatinent(m): 3:49pm On Mar 29, 2020
Excuse me, if the US. does not approve of a medication, it cannot be used? Who da hell are the US?

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by MERCHANDISER: 3:51pm On Mar 29, 2020
US vs China power tussle


#Bioweapon cheesy

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by GAZZUZZ(m): 3:55pm On Mar 29, 2020
bjtinz:
Very good news. Knowing how rigorous the FDA is, then one is assured it would meet the necessary specs.

Equally good to see it's not the usual antibody test, but one that can detect the viral protein directly.

I truly hope we can get some here asap, as we desperately need to scale up testing.

exactly

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by merbenko(m): 3:56pm On Mar 29, 2020
chatinent:
Excuse me, if the US. does not approve of a medication, it cannot be used? Who da hell are the US?
As Nigeria to approved it na, since who is the hell is USA

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by GAZZUZZ(m): 3:56pm On Mar 29, 2020
bjtinz:
I wonder how much it will cost??

will take a while before it hits the shelves . For now just the USA will have direct access to it

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by StrikeBack(m): 4:00pm On Mar 29, 2020
grin
Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by Seun(m): 4:02pm On Mar 29, 2020
This is lovely. As I keep saying, we should be on the phone with any company or country that can possibly provide us with efficient tests. Coronavirus is a fast moving virus and fast testing is crucial to keeping it contained. The faster we can test, the faster we can start tracing the contacts of infected people and stop wasting the time of people who are not infected.

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by habeeb246(m): 4:04pm On Mar 29, 2020
We need it
Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by GeoandSONSLTD: 4:04pm On Mar 29, 2020
grin
Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by SaintHilary(m): 4:04pm On Mar 29, 2020
The honest truth about this Covid19 case in Nigeria is..

After every other country successfully contain the virus, they'll need to send their medical teams over to nigeria to help cus by then we'll probably have about 1million cases, no medical supply or staff with the knowledge on how to use them.

Infact after some are tested positive, they'll be told to go home and lock themselves up due to scarcity of isolation centres.

But thats by the way. My main question now is, who knows NCDC emergency toll free number off hand

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by ambu2: 4:04pm On Mar 29, 2020
I fear my country Nigeria. Brothers and sisters, beta fear dey catch me for this virus. May God help Nigeria.

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by TreasureTayo(m): 4:05pm On Mar 29, 2020
A step at a time. What has your country done? Let us appreciate them abeg
Davash222:
I'm not impressed until they approve a device/vaccine that will eliminate the virus in 5 minutes.

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by ivolt: 4:05pm On Mar 29, 2020
bjtinz:
Very good news. Knowing how rigorous the FDA is, then one is assured it would meet the necessary specs.
It did not pass through the normal FDA process due to the current emergency.


Equally good to see it's not the usual antibody test, but one that can detect the viral protein directly.
Sort of.


I truly hope we can get some here asap, as we desperately need to scale up testing.
We don't know how much it costs.
Given that USA made items are usually overpriced, our government may not be able to afford it.

Also, since Trump is a USA-only president, there is very little chance of him working with the
WHO to make it available to third world countries if the device end up working well.

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by sarrki(m): 4:05pm On Mar 29, 2020
Good development

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by sammyj: 4:05pm On Mar 29, 2020
Ok
Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by helinues: 4:06pm On Mar 29, 2020
Good development
Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by Realadey(m): 4:06pm On Mar 29, 2020
USA is leading in technology Sha,just 5mins they would have tested Abba Kyari and 13mins for the people who are negative

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by chrischukszy01(m): 4:06pm On Mar 29, 2020
Pls when is next bus going to USA I can't not die in Nigeria biko! Buhari is not serious with covid-19

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by NaijaRoyalty(m): 4:07pm On Mar 29, 2020
Very good

There would surely be light at the end of the tunnel

Thumbs up America .

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by gimakon(m): 4:07pm On Mar 29, 2020
MERCHANDISER:
US vs China power tussle



#Bioweapon cheesy

US will win in the end. Trust me..

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by ivolt: 4:07pm On Mar 29, 2020
chatinent:
Excuse me, if the US. does not approve of a medication, it cannot be used? Who da hell are the US?
It was approved for the US!

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by ud4u: 4:07pm On Mar 29, 2020
We are gradually getting there

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by picoba(m): 4:08pm On Mar 29, 2020
But the virus is an artificial one

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Re: USA Approves 5-Minute Test For Coronavirus by Babatunde40(m): 4:08pm On Mar 29, 2020
Good news. But this Abbott Lab guys are bad gan. They make everything including that supplement for kids Pedisure and Ensure.

The founder wrote a Physics textbook. If you used a physics textbook by Abbott, come mark register here

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