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German scientists develop fast-paced Covid-19 testing method

German scientists have reportedly come up with a fast-paced means of diagnosing and testing samples for the Covid-19 virus.

According to the Science Ministry of the German State of Hessen, the new method will increase test capacity by ten folds with twice as much accuracy without any loss of quality in the diagnostics.

Initially, tests were done with various swabs and samples taken and evaluated separately.

With the new method, however, all samples can undergo a PCR test at once which directly detects the SARS CoV-2 genome. A negative result indicates that the separate swabs are as well negative while a positive result indicates that the samples have to be evaluated separately.

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In a Press release, the Ministry wrote: “The new method allows for several samples to be evaluated at once [and] increases the test capacity in Germany from 40,000 tests per day to about 200,000 to 400,000 tests per day,”

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