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– This uses the we from the in day of to give out prøvesvar, ” says medical director at St. Olavs hospital, Tom Christian Martinsen.

the Hospital of the county have been concerned to go out of test equipment that can detect koronasmitte. It is no longer.

for over a week they tried out their own test on the patients.

with the help of samples taken from the nose and throat with 96 koronasyke patients, they found out that the test method detects the infection.

– We know it works, ” says a professor at the medical faculty at NTNU, forget that no schools Bjørås.

the INCREASED CAPACITY: With the new test, the hospital has the opportunity to test several of the koronasmitte. It tells medical director Tom Christian Martinsen.

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the Test has been developed by researchers at NTNU and St. Olavs hospital.

First, opens the virus. Then added to magnetic balls that attract arveanlegget. On the way one gets dragged out arveanlegget from patient samples, and to find out whether the patient is infected or not.

Several places in the country are reported missing testuststyr. Now is Bjørås happy that they even can test using its own method.

there Is one thing we have learned from koronakrisen, is it that we must to a much greater extent be self-sufficient. It also applies on diagnostikksiden.

Now can the hospital test more for koronasmitte, at the same time as it goes faster.

– We test for the counties of Trøndelag, and we have the capacity for several hundred samples per day, ” says Martinsen.

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NEW method of testing: Researchers at the Department of clinical and molecular medicine at NTNU has in cooperation with St. Olavs hospital found out a new method of testing for detecting koronasmitte.

Photo: NTNU Developed in record time

The new test which now makes that St. Olav’s hospital won’t have to fear to go out of koronatester, is developed in just a week.

I must commend those who have worked with this. It has been working day and night, and I had never dreamed that we would manage it in a week, ” says Bjørås.

the Professor is also happy that the university and the hospital have such a good cooperation.

– Now we must stand united and use what one has of knowledge.

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