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NEW YORK – Rheonix said on Thursday that it has received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for the Rheonix COVID-19 MDx assay.

The endpoint RT-PCR test is processed on the company's Encompass CARD cartridge, which runs on Rheonix's Encompass MDx workstation. It is intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in respiratory samples from individuals suspected by their healthcare provider of having COVID-19.

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