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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 02:23 PM

BREAKING: Detroit will be one of the first U.S. cities to get rapid coronavirus testing machines...

BREAKING: Detroit will be one of the first U.S. cities to get rapid coronavirus testing machines from Abbott Labs (just recently approved by FDA). Detroit to get 5 machines, for 5,000 testing samples. Up and running within a week, Duggan says

These tests, Duggan says, are "so sensitive that you can give it almost instantly after exposure." For first responders and health care providers


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Reply BREAKING: Detroit will be one of the first U.S. cities to get rapid coronavirus testing machines... (Original post)
demmiblue Mar 2020 OP
Walleye Mar 2020 #1
RandySF Mar 2020 #2
Yonnie3 Mar 2020 #3
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #4

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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 02:25 PM

1. We really need a breakthrough

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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 02:47 PM

3. I find this confusing

It is my understanding that the test runs on Abbott's ID-Now M2000 machine which are already in use at 175 locations. UVa Medical System has had them for a while. The machines have been approved for a long while. This test is what's new and gotten an emergency approval.

I guess that Detroit is getting 5 machines, but they are already existing technology. It is the test that is new.

Abbott Launches Molecular Point-of-Care Test to Detect Novel Coronavirus in as Little as Five Minutes
- The Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test brings rapid testing to the front lines
- Test to run on Abbott's point-of-care ID NOW platform - a portable instrument that can be deployed where testing is needed most
- ID NOW has the largest molecular point-of-care installed base in the U.S. and is available in a wide range of healthcare settings
- Abbott will be making ID NOW COVID-19 tests available next week and expects to ramp up manufacturing to deliver 50,000 tests per day
- This is the company's second test to receive Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for COVID-19 detection; combined, Abbott expects to produce about 5 million tests per month


https://abbott.mediaroom.com/2020-03-27-Abbott-Launches-Molecular-Point-of-Care-Test-to-Detect-Novel-Coronavirus-in-as-Little-as-Five-Minutes


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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:59 PM

4. Good, they need it

I was surprised to see how far up the list that Michigan is on the number of cases diagnosed.

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