Washington DC (Channel TT): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a new test kit that can repidly detect the Corona virus. Reportedly the new diagnostic test can detect the nobel virus in approximately 45 min.
Cepheid, a California based company authorized the test on Friday and is manufacturing it. They are going to make primary shipment of the tests from next week.
Dr. David Persing, MD, Ph.D., chief medical and technology officer at Cepheid said, "During this time of increased demand for hospital services, Clinicians urgently need an on-demand diagnostic test for real-time management of patients being evaluated for admission to health-care facilities".
Several repid and efficient tests have been introduced recently as medical community is trying to get the result of this virus infection as soon as possible.
The current time of testing Corona virus longs from 1 day to 4 days which is "unacceptable" according to Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, an organization of 51 hospitals and about 1,000 clinics.
On another statement Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine said if the cases can't be identified quickly and community spread are unchacked then the situation can get out of the hand of medical system, just like what happened in Wuhan earlier.
Till now more than 195,000 people are tested for Corona virus in America where cases surpassed 22000. Half of the cases came from New York City till now according to a briefing of Vice president Pence.