A 5-Minute Coronavirus Test Is Coming. Here’s What You Need To Know

The test, which can be set up almost anywhere, starts with taking a swab from the back of the throat or the nose, then mixing it with a chemical solution that breaks open the virus and releases its RNA. Then, the mixture is placed in Abbott’s system, a small box weighing just under seven pounds, that can identify and amplify select sequences of the coronavirus genome and ignore contamination from other viruses.

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