About COVID-19 testing
Roche, the worlds largest biotech company based in Switzerland, makes the high capacity test for COVID-19 and has been approved by the FDA.
It uses swab samples from the nose and throat on people who have COVID-19 criteria.
It runs on a fully automated system made by Roche called COBAS and can give between 384 to 960 test results every eight hours.
Per Roche, once the lab starts any test, results are available in about 3 1/2 hours.