Covid-19: Australian researchers invent 20-minute Coronavirus blood test, first in the world
It is a world-first breakthrough as the researchers in Australia have invented a test that can determine new coronavirus infection in about 20 minutes. The analysis using 25 microlitres of plasma from blood samples conducted by Monash University can determine if somebody is currently infected and if they have been infected in the past.
The research team was led by BioPRIA and Monash University's Chemical Engineering Department. The researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent BioNano Science and Technology (CBNS) have also extended their support to it. As usual, the current swab test is used to identify people who are infected with the coronavirus.