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Israeli test tells COVID patients their chance of deterioration, on 0-100 scale

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A “next-generation” COVID test made in Israel tells coronavirus-infected people how likely they are to deteriorate to serious illness.

The MeMed COVID-19 Severity test received the CE mark on Tuesday, which means it is approved for use in Europe and the UK. It is expected to be greenlighted for Israel in two to three months, and discussions on approval have also started with the US Food and Drug Administration.

Patients give a tenth of a millimeter of blood, a nurse loads it into a cartridge that looks like a TV remote control and places that into a portable machine, and within 15 minutes the results are displayed on a screen.

The machine provides a number between 0 and 100; the higher the number, the higher the chance of deterioration to severe coronavirus. “It doesn’t just describe the severity of the COVID-19 at the moment of the test, but actually predicts what level of........

© The Times of Israel

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