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Oct 14, 2020

New rapid PCR test developed in Hungary yields results in just two hours

The rapid tests are reliable and “it is up to the manufacturer” now to scale up production, Attila Szabó said.

 

A new rapid PCR test developed in Hungary can yield results in just two hours, significantly reducing waiting times when diagnosing people with coronavirus infection.

Speaking on Kossuth Rádió, Attila Szabó, a deputy rector of the Semmelweis University, said the test speeds up the procedure by showing the presence of the virus without having to extract its RNA from the sample first, a step earlier tests could not circumvent.

The rapid tests are reliable and “it is up to the manufacturer” now to scale up production, Szabó said.

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