SARS diagnostic test to be released Monday

lets hope they can get it out to the people that need it most...

"A HAMBURG BIOTECH company will release a real time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) diagnostic test on Monday which, it is claimed, can diagnose SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrom) in two hours. Artus has teamed up with the Bernard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI) n Hamburg and will donate the test free to laboratories for evaluation.

BNI identified the SARS virus two weeks ago as typical of Corona viruses. The Artus test will be available from it and its subsidiaries in both the USA and Malaysia in the coming week, the company said in a statement. The assay can detect the particular tests using throat swabs, sputum or faecal systems, and is an advance on antibody assays from blood which may take 10 or 20 days to process."

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