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BioFire's tests can detect Ebola in a blood or urine sample in one hour, compared with the 24 to 48 hours current tests take to deliver results, said Matt Scullion, vice president of sales and marketing for BioFire Defense.
The test can also be performed in a hospital with BioFire lab equipment, whereas current tests need to be sent to specialized labs. "We have managed to come up with a system that has automated all of the traditional steps that you'd go through to set up a test like this," Scullion said. "All the hospitals already using our systems can begin testing patients."
"Obviously, having more tests authorized for use during this outbreak is a benefit," said Sharon Yao, an FDA spokeswoman. "Hospitals can now test human specimens for Ebola in their facilities and obtain a determination in under two hours."
originally posted by: dianajune
originally posted by: James1970
2 Hour response - Awesome!!!
I'll just grab a cab to the local Gym, have a quick workout, take a bite to eat at the local Micky D's - and be back in time to check on my results. Thanks Doc.
What???? No bowling????