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NEW YORK ─ The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday granted Emergency Use Authorization to life science reagent company Zymo Research for its Quick SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR Kit for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The molecular kit, developed by the Irvine, California-based firm, has been authorized as a laboratory test for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens from patients suspected of COVID-19, the agency said.

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