Australian Finger-prick Test for Covid-19 returns results in 15 minutes


Mr Hunt confirmed on Wednesday that “point-of-care” or “finger-prick” COVID-19 tests had been approved in the past several days.  “They will be deployed, which will then allow for greater testing of patients within the general practice setting,” he said.  They use a different technique to the PCR tests because they look for antibodies, which are a protein made in your bloodstream to fight infection.  The finger-prick test is much quicker — returning results in as little as 15 minutes.