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New Rapid Coronavirus Test Gives Results in Just 15 Minutes

By LabMedica International staff writers
Posted on 28 Mar 2020
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Image: Sensitest’s Corona Rapid test for professional use (Photo courtesy of Sensitest International)
Image: Sensitest’s Corona Rapid test for professional use (Photo courtesy of Sensitest International)
Sensitest International (Delfgauw, The Netherlands), has developed a new coronavirus test that can show whether a patient has the IgM or IgG antibodies of the coronavirus (Covid-19) within 15 minutes. Sensitest’s Corona Rapid test for professional use is the only rapid test certified in the EU with a CE certificate issued by a European Notified Body. The product has been clinically tested with 596 patients, out of which 361 confirmed positive and 235 confirmed negative.

The rapid test consists of a test cassette, a buffer liquid, a pipette and an English manual. The Corona Rapid Test gives the test result in 15 minutes whether a patient has produced antibodies for the Corona virus (IgG / IgM). Similar to a pregnancy stick, the test cassette works with a drop of blood which is first placed in the collection hole of the test cassette after which a few drops of the buffer liquid are added. The test result can be read after 15 minutes and the result is positive for two lines in the test window and negative with one line. One box contains 20 test cassettes, 20 pipettes, one instruction manual and one bottle of buffer liquid. The product is only supplied to professional customers, such as hospitals, laboratories and healthcare institutions.

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