A coronavirus test result in a matter of seconds?
That's what a hospital in the French city of Lyon is testing, with a new breathalyzer machine.
The machine is entering a second trial phase after three months of tests on dozens of people.
Unlike the sometimes uncomfortable standard tests, it is not invasive and provides an immediate result.
Jean-Christophe Richard is the head of intensive care medicine at Hospital Croix Rousse.
"With this type of rapid test, we will have the results immediately and can then move the patient to the right area of the hospital. The second benefit is that, as we now have a few effective treatments, the quicker we can diagnose, the quicker we can carry out the treatment."
Richard said he hopes to have the machine fully operational by the end of the year, the hospital's director of research Christian George says they're moving in the right direction.
"We think we are on the right track - of course, we will continue to test our hypotheses, but for now, we are extremely confident."
But the machine isn't without it's limitations.
Bruno Lina, an independent virus expert who has been consulted on the machine, said at this stage, it is too expensive for widespread distribution in hospitals.
"The disadvantage of this machine, is in fact financial. This machine is very expensive, and as of today, we cannot equip all hospital departments with a device like this one because it is, for the moment, too expensive.''