90-minute COVID-19 tests

Date : 04 August 2020

Two new tests will be made available to detect COVID-19 and flu with results available in under 90 minutes. These tests will at first be made available from 10 August to NHS hospitals, care homes and labs.

  • 450,000 90-minute LamPORE swab tests will be available across the adult care setting and laboratories from 10 August. The plan is for millions more tests to be rolled out later in the year.
  • A new test that uses DNA to detect the virus will be rolled out across NHS hospitals from September, with 5,000 DNA machines, supplied by DnaNudge, to provide 5.8 million tests in the coming months.


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