NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Eurofins Scientific announced through its subsidiary Viracor-IBT Laboratories that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for its test for the Zika virus.

The RT-PCR test detects Zika RNA in human serum, plasma, or urine collected from individuals meeting clinical or epidemiological criteria for Zika virus exposure. Missouri-based Viracor-IBT said in a statement that the test does not cross react with other Flaviviruses such as dengue or West Nile, or viruses causing similar symptoms such as chikungunya.

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