Virginia lab creates COVID breath test 

Researchers at Fairfax, Va.-based George Mason University said they have developed a new way to detect COVID-19, according to a Dec. 6 report by ABC affiliate The Denver Channel.

Robin Couch, PhD, and Allyson Dailey, PhD, teamed up with nurses from Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center to develop a COVID-19 test that detects the virus in a patient's breath, the report said.

"It's quick," Dr. Dailey told The Denver Channel. "It takes about two minutes to blow up our bags. That's just like blowing up a balloon."

The researchers said the test had an accuracy of 100 percent, according to the report. The test is not currently FDA-approved.

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