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New York – PerkinElmer said after the close of the market on Tuesday that the US Food and Drug Administration has issued Emergency Use Authorization for the firm's coronavirus RT-PCR test.

CLIA-certified labs can immediately use the PerkinElmer New Coronavirus Nucleic Acid Detection Kit, which detects the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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