The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a coronavirus test that can produce a positive result in five minutes, and a negative result in 13 minutes.

Dr. David Agus, professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, talked about the new test on CBS This Morning on Tuesday. Medical facilities will be able to run about 50,000 of these new tests a day.

“It’s transformative. It’s the same test first used for strep throat and influenza,” Agus said. “I’m excited for the management of patients … no question it’s accurate. The hardware enables the test to happen much quicker and easier.”

He also noted an approved FDA plan to sterilize N-95 masks that many hospitals are currently running out of right and left and need so desperately. It involves putting thousands of the masks in an aerosol-injected room for two and a half hours.

“It’s a piece of the puzzle in that this technology is basically a room,” Agus said. “Masks can be used 20 times, so they’re marked and kept for 20 uses, then thrown out.  So this is like multiplying the number of masks by 20.”