FDA Authorizes First Covid-19 Breath Test

The FDA has authorized it’s first Covid-19 breath test. The ‘InspectIR Covid-19 Breathalyzer’ received emergency use authorization by the agency and is said to spot chemical compounds associated with the virus in breath. The breathalyzer is the size of a piece of carry on luggage and can be used in medical offices and mobile testing sites and will give results in less than three minutes. A study of the breathalyzer found it accurately identified more than 91% of positive samples and nearly 100% of negative samples.