US army lab develops pre-infectious COVID-19 test

US army lab develops pre-infectious COVID-19 test
# 01 May 2020 19:36 (UTC +04:00)

Researchers employed at the United States military have created a new COVID-19 test able of identifying infected people before they become capable of spreading the virus, APA reports citing Tele Trader. 

According to the report published by the Guardian on Friday, the new test could turn the tide of the pandemic as it would be possible to detect the virus’s presence within a day after becoming infected.

The test is a part of a new project conducted by the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Commenting on the possible breakthrough, DARPA's tech office head dr Brad Ringeisen said "the concept fills a diagnostic gap worldwide," which if given the FDA's approval, could turn out to be "an absolute gamechanger."

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED