Korean researchers have first developed a way to check if a patient is negative for suspected patients with no symptoms of COVID-19.
The team created a small gene that found the coronavirus, and they looked at the responses at the same time at four points. If all four are unresponsive, it’s definitely negative.
Unlike conventional methods of analyzing one or two parts of the virus to determine the positiveness, the analysis points are broadened to determine if there is a clear negative for COVID-19.
This method can be tested not only at medical institutions but also at thousands of general laboratories across the country, including universities and businesses.
In particular, the test time is only four hours long and the cost is about one-ninth of a positive diagnosis, which makes it more useful.
Therefore, it is expected to play a role in reducing anxiety caused by the COVID-19 spread and helping suspected patients quickly return to society.