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NEW YORK – The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday provided new guidance for the validation of molecular and antigen tests to be used outside of laboratories for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

The guidance follows updates on pooled, multi-analyte, and point-of-care testing Emergency Use Authorization submissions published by the agency earlier this week.

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