Existing test kits require swabs to be taken from a patient’s throat and typically takes between four and six hours to return a result. Photo: CDC via AP Existing test kits require swabs to be taken from a patient’s throat and typically takes between four and six hours to return a result. Photo: CDC via AP
Existing test kits require swabs to be taken from a patient’s throat and typically takes between four and six hours to return a result. Photo: CDC via AP

Coronavirus: Japan company launches ‘15-minute testing kit’ as government ramps up screening capacity

  • Osaka-based Kurabo Industries claims the US$235 kits have an accuracy rate of 95 per cent and can be used 10 times to test for the Covid-19 virus
  • It comes as the country, with more than 1,500 cases and 32 deaths, has ramped up its testing capacity so it can screen up to 7,000 people a day

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Existing test kits require swabs to be taken from a patient’s throat and typically takes between four and six hours to return a result. Photo: CDC via AP Existing test kits require swabs to be taken from a patient’s throat and typically takes between four and six hours to return a result. Photo: CDC via AP
Existing test kits require swabs to be taken from a patient’s throat and typically takes between four and six hours to return a result. Photo: CDC via AP
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