NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Abbott announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the Emergency Use Authorization for the company's RealTime Zika assay to now include use on whole blood samples.

The agency originally granted the assay EUA in November for use on human serum, EDTA plasma, and urine samples. Now, Abbott will also be able to use the test for detection of the Zika virus in whole blood, when collected alongside patient-matched serum or plasma samples.

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