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NEW YORK — Altona Diagnostics said on Thursday that it has received CE-IVD marking for its PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 test kit.

The RealStar SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Kit is designed to detect lineage B-beta coronavirus- and SARS-CoV-2-specific RNA in human respiratory swabs, according to Altona. It uses the Hamburg, Germany-based company's AltoStar Automation System AM16 for nucleic acid extraction and purification, and runs on a variety of real-time PCR instruments.

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