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NEW YORK – Becton Dickinson and BioGX announced Friday that they received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for a hospital SARS-CoV-2 test.

The rapid test is for hospital use on site to screen patients and healthcare workers and offers results in less than three hours from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs. BioGX's test will run on the BD Max system, which processes 24 samples at once. 

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