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US scientists develop Covid-19 test that visually detects virus in 10 mins

According to the study, published in the journal ACS Nano, the test uses a simple assay containing gold nanoparticles to detect a colour change when the virus is present

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Pan said additional studies are needed to validate whether the test can achieve this reliably.

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
Scientists have developed an experimental diagnostic test for Covid-19 that can visually detect the presence of the novel coronavirus in 10 minutes, potentially helping expansion of testing across the world.

According to the study, published in the journal ACS Nano, the test uses a simple assay containing gold nanoparticles to detect a colour change when the virus is present.

The researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) said the test does not require the use of any advanced laboratory techniques, such as those commonly used to make multiple copies of the viral genetic material for analysis.

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First Published: May 30 2020 | 6:38 PM IST

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