April 22, 2020

A Cheap, Fast Coronavirus Home Test

Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky

Led by Professor Naama Geva-Zatorsky, a Technion research team is developing a home kit that would enable people to be quickly and inexpensively tested for the coronavirus, without the need for elaborate lab equipment.

The kit has successfully identified the virus in saliva samples, which unlike swab tests, do not require expertise. The researchers say the kit is 99% accurate.