Bodysphere Inc launches two-minute coronavirus testing kit

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Washington: Days after Abbott Laboratories launched a coronavirs testing device, a new two-minute test to diagnose COVID-19 was approved for usage by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The new kit was launched by Los Angeles-based Bodysphere Inc who announced that it was starting the distribution of its Two-Minute Testing Kit for diagnosis of the novel coronavirus after the FDA green-signaled it by way of an Emergency Use Authorization.

According to Business Wire, the game-changing two-minute test has “a 91% clinical specificity rate and a 99% clinical sensitivity rate” and delivers results “on site in as fast as two minutes”.

Reuters news agency said the company was working with the Trump administration, as well as the state governments, to deliver the test — for emergency use — to the frontlines.