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Mutation test can quickly reveal which coronavirus variant you have

A lab technician uses a PCR test on a sample to identify the presence of coronavirus

A lab technician makes use of a PCR test on a pattern to determine the presence of the coronavirus

Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg through Get

A speedy test that detects coronavirus variants with harmful mutations may very well be used to inform folks which variant of the virus they’re carrying.

The test might additionally dramatically enhance surveillance efforts all over the world, boosting the probabilities of containing new variants earlier than they unfold broadly.

The new methodology of detection, developed by Stephanie Oerum at Novozymes in Denmark and colleagues, requires solely a small tweak to the PCR exams already broadly used all over the world to detect …

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