US Military Research New Covid19 Test
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US Military Research New Covid19 Test – “Early Detection” Test

To help prevent people infected with COVID-19 from spreading the virus, the US military scientists are working on a new “early detection” test for Covid-19.

As a part of the ECHO program, to identify if troops had been exposed to chemical and biological weapons, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) had developed the technology.

Darpa said in a statement that the new test would be passed to the Health Department from the US Defence Department for manufacturing at a large scale if the test is successful.

The scientists involved in this project said that they are hoping for the test to diagnose the disease as early as 24 hours after exposure, which is around four days quicker than the tests that exist now.

This would significantly decrease the time contagious carriers are potentially able to spread the virus as many infected people do not develop symptoms until around five days and some do not at all show any symptoms.

Dr. Eric Van Gieson, “We are all immensely excited. As quickly as we can, we want to roll out this test, but we also want to share it with others who

might want to implement in their own countries at the same.”

“For an adenovirus and for influenza, we have evidence that diagnosis happens in the first 24 hours. To prove the same with Covid-19, we are putting in maximum efforts.”

Three different diagnostic technologies are being evaluated currently, said the agency.

They include a PCR-based test at the University of Nebraska medical center; a test for early detection of human responses to SARS-COV-2 with the support of Fluidigm, a US manufacturer of research equipment; and an epigenetic assay with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the support of Qiagen, a research company based in Germany.

US Military Research New Covid19 Test


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