Coronavirus Testing

Coronavirus: Rapid Bedside Test Shows Promise in Hospitals

A rapid “bedside” test for coronavirus could help cut the spread of the infection in hospitals, scientists say.

In their study, the rapid test took under two hours to show results, while standard tests – which have to be sent to laboratories – took much longer.

Researchers say this meant patients taking the rapid test could be isolated more quickly when positive, potentially reducing the spread of the virus.

They are calling urgently for more rapid tests on the NHS.