Hundreds of samples can be tested every hour, the researchers said. Photo: XinhuaHundreds of samples can be tested every hour, the researchers said. Photo: Xinhua
Hundreds of samples can be tested every hour, the researchers said. Photo: Xinhua

Australian researchers invent 20-minute coronavirus blood test in world first

  • The test uses 25 microlitres of plasma from blood samples and looks for agglutination, or a clustering of red blood cells, caused by the coronavirus
  • Hundreds of samples can be tested every hour, the researchers said, and they hope it can also be used to detect antibodies

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Hundreds of samples can be tested every hour, the researchers said. Photo: XinhuaHundreds of samples can be tested every hour, the researchers said. Photo: Xinhua
Hundreds of samples can be tested every hour, the researchers said. Photo: Xinhua
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