The British drug regulatory agency has approved a 20-second covid test; the distributor of the product said on Friday (March 26) that the company has launched a test system that can be used in airports and sports venues. And commercial use.
Reuters reported that the Virolens test, developed by British startup companies iAbra and TT Electronics, has been tested at Heathrow Airport using saliva swabs. Histate, which distributes this test, said that the company will start it immediately after the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approves it, and hopes to launch the test further in the next few months.
Histate said that the test showed that the sensitivity of the test was 98.1%, which means that the test showed very few false-negative results, and its specificity was 99.7%, which means that the number of false-positive results is also very small.