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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the firm's real-time PCR Zika virus assay.

Siemens' Versant Zika RNA 1.0 Assay (kPCR) Kit can detect the presence of Zika virus and be an earlier indicator than anti-Zika antibodies of Zika virus infection, the company said.

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