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NEW YORK – Guardant Health, previously an exclusive developer of cancer liquid biopsy assays, said Monday that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for its newly-developed SARS-CoV-2 assay, Guardant-19.

Guardant-19 is an RT-PCR and next-generation sequencing test that detects coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids from upper respiratory nasal specimens including various nasal, nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs, washes, and aspirates.

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