Researchers develop one-minute breath test for COVID-19

The UK team say if shown reliable the test could allow for rapid identification or exclusion of the virus in GP and ED clinics

A non-invasive coronavirus breath test that could deliver results within one minute is being developed in the UK.

The technology, originally designed as part of a project known as TOXI-Triage, would use "breath signatures" to "rapidly distinguish COVID-19 from other respiratory conditions".

The researchers say their findings, published in The Lancet's Eclinical Medicine journal, could dramatically improve the experience of taking a virus test as well as "play a part in restarting the economy".

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