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LamPORE- A New Rapid Test of Covid 19 in '90 Minutes' Available in UK from Next Week



A new fastest tests of Covid 19 will available in UK from next week. The test will give the result in 90-minute that can detect coronavirus and flu will be rolled out in hospitals and care homes from next week, currently, a third of tests take longer than 24 hours to process.

The government said almost half a million of the new rapid swab tests, called LamPORE, will be available from next week in adult care settings and laboratories, with millions more due to be rolled out later in the year.

The "on-the-spot" swab and DNA tests will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses, the government said.

The health secretary said this would be "hugely beneficial" over the winter.

There is currently no publicly available data on the accuracy of the new tests.

Additionally, thousands of DNA test machines, which have already been used in eight London hospitals and can analyse nose swabs, will be rolled out across NHS hospitals from September.

Around 5,000 machines will provide 5.8 million tests in the coming months, the Department for Health said.

The announcement comes as the government pushed back a July target to regularly test all care home staff and residents - a key move to identify so-called silent spreaders, those who are infected but do not show symptoms.

This is unlikely to be achieved until September because the number of testing kits had become more limited.

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