1. $5 Rapid Antigen Test offers hope for community screening  Deccan Herald
  2. A Rapid Test Offers Hope for Community Screening  The New York Times
  3. Rapid COVID-19 Test Shows Promise in Community Test Setting  UCSF News Services
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A $5 rapid test for the coronavirus may be nearly as effective as the slower, more complex polymerase chain reaction test for identifying people who may spread the coronavirus, a novel experiment has found. The study, conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, is among the first head-to-head comparisons of a rapid test and the PCR diagnostic toolA $5 rapid test for the coronavirus may be nearly as effective as the slower, more complex polymerase chain reaction test for identifying people who may spread the coronavirus, a novel experiment has

$5 Rapid Antigen Test offers hope for community screening | Deccan Herald

In a small study in San Francisco, Abbott’s BinaxNOW identified infectious people nearly as accurately as a P.C.R. test.In a small study in San Francisco, Abbott’s BinaxNOW identified infectious people nearly as accurately as a P.C.R. test.

Preliminary data from a study by UCSF and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub scientists suggests that new rapid COVID-19 tests – if used correctly and alongside existing gold-standard PCR tests – could be a valuable tool to accelerate the COVID-19 public health response.Preliminary data from a study by UCSF and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub scientists suggests that new rapid COVID-19 tests – if used correctly and alongside existing gold-standard PCR tests – could be a valuable tool to accelerate the COVID-19 public health response.

Rapid COVID-19 Test Shows Promise in Community Test Setting | UC San Francisco