FDA Approves New Test That Could Detect CCP Virus in About 45 Minutes

March 21, 2020 Updated: March 21, 2020
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved the use of the first rapid diagnostic test that could detect the CCP virus in approximately 45 minutes.

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

The authorization was made Friday and tests will begin shipping next week, according to a statement from California-based Cepheid, the company manufacturing the tests.

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People wearing masks and goggles pass by a COVID-19 screening tent outside the Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on March 20, 2020. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

“During this time of increased demand for hospital services, Clinicians urgently need an on-demand diagnostic test for real-time management of patients being evaluated for admission to health-care facilities,” said Dr. David Persing, MD, Ph.D., chief medical and technology officer at Cepheid.

“An accurate test delivered close to the patient can be transformative—and help alleviate the pressure that the emergence of the 2019-nCoV outbreak has put on healthcare facilities that need to properly allocate their respiratory isolation resources,” Persing added.

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report

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