An airport staff holding a specimen sample for Covid-19 tests as part of the Department of Health’s Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok on 22 July 2020. Photo: Winson Wong
An airport staff holding a specimen sample for Covid-19 tests as part of the Department of Health’s Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok on 22 July 2020. Photo: Winson Wong

exclusive | Prenetics buys Oxsed RaViD’s rapid coronavirus diagnostics technology to slash screening time to a fraction of current tests

  • Oxsed RaViD throat and nose swabs reportedly deliver accurate test results within 15 to 30 minutes and are already in use at London’s Heathrow airport
  • That test is much faster than current PCR tests at Hong Kong’s airport, which require travellers to wait up to eight hours, or even overnight, for results

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An airport staff holding a specimen sample for Covid-19 tests as part of the Department of Health’s Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok on 22 July 2020. Photo: Winson Wong
An airport staff holding a specimen sample for Covid-19 tests as part of the Department of Health’s Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok on 22 July 2020. Photo: Winson Wong
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