Swab tests can take hours to analyse, but it is claimed a new technique could speed that up. Photo: Reuters Swab tests can take hours to analyse, but it is claimed a new technique could speed that up. Photo: Reuters
Swab tests can take hours to analyse, but it is claimed a new technique could speed that up. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus tests could be done faster using Chinese researchers’ new technique, US university says

  • There is significant room to speed up coronavirus testing, Virginia Tech says after Chinese-led work on biosensing
  • Method allows sample droplets to be ready for testing within minutes, whereas that takes hours during swab testing

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Swab tests can take hours to analyse, but it is claimed a new technique could speed that up. Photo: Reuters Swab tests can take hours to analyse, but it is claimed a new technique could speed that up. Photo: Reuters
Swab tests can take hours to analyse, but it is claimed a new technique could speed that up. Photo: Reuters
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