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Portable 5 min COVID-19 Test

A US medical lab has introduce a portable test that can tell if someone has COVID-19 in as little as five minutes.

Abbot Laboratories said the FDA had given it emergency approval to begin making the test available to healthcare providers as early as next week.

The test uses molecular technology, also shows negative results within 13 minutes, the company said in a press statement

A portable molecular test that provides results in minutes adds to the vast range of diagnostic solutions needed to combat this virus.

The test has not been verified or approved by the FDA, and has only been authorized for emergency use by approved labs and healthcare providers, the company said.