Rapid Covid Testing Clinic announced the launch of the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for detecting the novel coronavirus in San Diego, California.
The test, which will be used to screen for Rapid Covid Testing San Diego in hospitalized patients requiring quick diagnostic turnaround, can deliver a positive result in as little as five minutes and a negative result in 13 minutes. The diagnostic tool received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on March 27.
“Testing is a critical part of the overall response to the coronavirus pandemic,” said the president, and CEO of Rapid Covid Testing Orange County. “Today, Covid Testing OC moves that important tool to the front line of our fight against this devastating disease. The ability to deliver results in minutes at our hospitals for patients exhibiting possible symptoms of COVID-19 will allow our physicians to make faster and better decisions about delivering the best care needed.”
For COVID-19, the platform looks for the novel coronavirus RdRp gene in the throat, nasal, nasopharyngeal, and oropharyngeal swabs taken from patients who might be infected.
The ID NOW system joins several other platforms already in use at Covid Testing San Diego for in-house testing for COVID-19, as well as outside testing capacity provided through Quest Diagnostics.