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NEW YORK – Quest Diagnostics said on Thursday that it has received US Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization for its Self-collection Kit for COVID-19.

The kit allows individuals to self-collect nasal SARS-CoV-2 test specimens either at home or a healthcare setting for testing with Quest's SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test, which received FDA EUA in mid-March.

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Adaptive Biotechnologies

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Oct
13
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Oct
21
Sponsored by
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Nov
05
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide an overview of novel proximal and distal sampling methods that have promise to improve patient outcomes from esophageal cancer.