Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is among the federal officials hoping for a “breakthrough” in antigen tests. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: US approves new antigen test with fast results

  • The antigen test is the third type of test to be authorised by the FDA
  • Currently, the only way to diagnose active COVID-19 is to test a patient’s nasal swab for genetic material of the virus
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is among the federal officials hoping for a “breakthrough” in antigen tests. Photo: AFP
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