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NEW YORK – Molecular diagnostic firm PathoFinder announced Wednesday its SARS-CoV-2 detection kit has obtained the CE mark, allowing it to be marketed in the European Union and other countries recognizing the CE mark. 

The RealAccurate Quadruplex Corona-plus PCR kit detects SARS-CoV-2 from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs within two hours. The test also detects Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

The Maastricht, Netherlands-based company said it expects to be able to deliver "several thousands" of SARS-CoV-2 tests in the coming weeks.

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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.