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FDA Authorizes New Quest Diagnostics Method for Covid-19 Tests

July 29, 2020, 8:15 PM

Quest Diagnosticssaid the FDA has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new laboratory technique that speeds the process of extracting viral RNA from specimens and will enable the company to expand its daily capacity of Covid-19 molecular diagnostic tests on behalf of patients in the U.S.

  • With the new FDA EUA, five of the company’s laboratories in the U.S. may now run this new RNA extraction method, including on pooled specimens.
  • Those laboratories are well situated geographically to address high testing demand in states where the virus has been surging. The labs are in San Juan Capistrano and Valencia,...

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