Coronavirus

๐Ÿฅ› Gargle test for COVID-19 which only takes seconds

Gargle, spit and a few seconds later you have the answer if you have COVID-19. A new test is now being tested in Israel.

๐Ÿฅ› Gargle test for COVID-19 which only takes seconds

You gargle ten milliliters of liquid, spit it out and after a few seconds you know if you have COVID-19, writes Times of Israel .

Israeli researchers are in the middle of testing this method on 400 patients at Sheba Medical Center. So far, the accuracy of the test is 95 percent.

A test is estimated to cost around 25 cents.

Eli Assoolin, CEO of Newsight, Professor Eli Schwartz from Sheba Medical Center, and Eyal Yatskan, co-founder of Newsight

Now sampling takes place with a so-called PCR test, where a stick is inserted at the back of the nose. That method is of course more complicated and time consuming than a gargle test.

Several other methods are now being developed for testing. We recently wrote about a breath test for COVID-19, also from Israel, where you get an answer in a minute.

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