FDA Authorizes Use of Another Swine Flu Test | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration today said that it has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for another diagnostic test for the 2009 H1N1 flu virus, also known as the swine flu.

The test is made by Focus Diagnostics and uses real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. The EUA allows Focus, which is owned by clinical lab firm Quest Diagnostics, to distribute its molecular diagnostic assay to CLIA labs certified to perform high complexity tests.

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