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NEW YORK – Qiagen late on Monday received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for the QiaStat-Dx Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 Panel for use in diagnosing patients infected with the coronavirus causing COVID-19.

The panel can detect and differentiate SARS-CoV-2 and 20 other viral and bacterial pathogens known to cause serious respiratory disease from nasopharyngeal swabs in symptomatic patients, and will become the first "syndromic" testing product to be deployed in the US.

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