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NEW YORK – Fluidigm said on Wednesday that it has received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Advanta Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay, an extraction-free saliva-based test to detect nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Fluidigm's stock soared on the announcement. In early Wednesday trading on the Nasdaq, shares of the company were up around 29 percent at $11.34.

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As cases of COVID-19 continued to grow this spring and summer in the US, so too did the number of Emergency Use Authorizations from the FDA for clinical diagnostic tests aimed at detecting current and past infections.