Researchers at the prestigious Monash University here have manufactured a new blood test for which you can easily detect a Coronavirus positive case within 20 minutes and identify if someone has contracted the novel virus. a finding that thing which mitigates the surge cases across the world through robust contact tracing.

Researchers at the university developed the simple agglutination assay, an evaluation to find out the substance presence and quantity in the blood to detect the presence of antibodies raised in response to the SARS-CoV-2 an infection. As a part of the research, the researcher’s team said in a statement, it would be able to able to identify Coronavirus case using 25 microlitres of plasma from blood samples.

“Positive Covid-19 cases clustering of red blood cells or a caused an agglutination which was easily identifiable to the naked eye. Researchers were able to retrieve positive or negative readings in approx 20 minutes,” according to the statement.


Now, everyone using swab/PCR tests to identify the people who are Coronavirus positive.  The agglutination assay can decide whether or not somebody had been recently contaminated as soon as the infection is resolved – and will probably be used to detect antibodies raised in response to vaccination to help medical trials, the researchers stated.

With the help of using a normal setup, this move might be to help practitioners official all over the world to test up around 200 blood samples within an hour. Also, At some big hospitals with high-grade diagnostic machines, 700 and more than 700 blood samples could be tested hourly which is about 16,800 each day.

According to the statement, This development of researchers might help some big countries who are suffering badly from population screening, case identification, contact tracing, confirming vaccine efficacy during clinical trials, and vaccine distribution.

They said, “A patent  for the innovation has been filed and the researchers are wanting that commercial and government support to help us for scaling up the production,

Corrie. a senior lecturer of chemical engineering at Monash University, said to a statement, This practice has the potential to become upscaled the COVID-19 cases immediately for serological testing.

As of now, there are more than 14,124,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus all over the world and more than 6,00,000 deaths according to the data of  Johns Hopkins University.


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