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The SARS-CoV-2 test, which runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert systems, is to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in upper respiratory specimens such as nasal swabs.

The FDA last week also reissued an EUA for a PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 test from Quest Diagnostics to permit its use with pooled samples.

Cepheid said that the 4-in-1 test runs on any of almost 30,000 GeneXpert Systems, which provide results in approximately 36 minutes.

The firm's new application of its BCR-ABL test will be able to detect p190 transcripts and is currently for research use only.

The revenue increase was driven by significant growth in the conglomerate's life sciences segment.

With nearly 7 million COVID-19 cases, the country is expanding near-patient strategies historically deployed for tuberculosis testing for SARS-CoV-2 testing.

The test runs on multiple GeneXpert systems and tests nasopharyngeal and nasal swabs or nasal wash/aspirate specimens.

Healthcare providers need multiplexed tests that can differentiate the flu from the coronavirus so they can treat patients quickly and appropriately.

A SNP in the pan-SARS E gene has not affected patient results, but has raised concerns about the overall unavailability of commercial primer and probe information.

For the three months ended July 3, the Washington DC-based conglomerate recorded $5.30 billion in total sales compared to $4.44 billion in the year-ago period.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.