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Swiss pharmaceutical company starts corona rapid test: result in …

Swiss pharmaceutical company starts corona rapid test: result in ...

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The Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche will start a rapid corona test in Europe at the end of September. The result will be known in just under fifteen minutes.

“The test can be used in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients,” the company said. According to Roche, the test is 96 percent accurate with a positive result and 99 percent accurate with a negative result. “Thus, the test can be used as an initial screen for those who have come into contact with infected people or those in a high-risk environment, and can help health professionals identify infection quickly.”

While a healthcare professional must perform the test, it is not necessary to perform the test in a clinical setting. Roche didn’t want to say anything about the cost of the test, only that it was “affordable”. The test should be available across Europe by the end of September.