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NEW YORK – Bruker has received the CE mark for a six-plex PCR-based test for SARS-CoV-2 that can distinguish the virus that causes COVID-19 from four other endemic coronaviruses that can cause the common cold.  

Specifically, the FluoroType SARS-CoV-2 plus assay detects two genes of the SARS-CoV-2 genome as well as four other human coronaviruses from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs in viral transport medium.

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