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Under the guidance, only the laboratory that developed the test can perform it if the lab is CLIA-certified to perform high-complexity tests.

Color is opening a lab dedicated to SARS-CoV-2 testing and adapting its software infrastructure to enable physicians to order tests and return results.

Sysmex anticipates delivering the kit to Japanese medical institutions this month for diagnosis of the SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Biocartis will lead commercialization in Europe as the exclusive distributor of the SeptiCyte Rapid test, while Immunexpress will lead commercialization of the test in the US.

The company's in vitro diagnostic qRT-PCR test detects viral RNA and targets three genes of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: the N, Orf1ab, and E genes.

The Primerdesign COVID-19 Genesig Real-Time PCR assay qualitatively detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in oropharyngeal swabs from suspected COVID-19 patients.

The team has begun analyzing additional analytes in HER2-positive breast cancer patients and will present preliminary results at AACR's annual meeting in May.  

The test, authorized March 13, runs on the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR instrument and targets three regions of the SARS-CoV-2 genome.

PreCheck Health has an initial order of 30,000 tests and will register the product in Ecuador. The two firms have a similar distribution agreement covering Russia.

The panel will aid in the diagnosis of patients with respiratory symptoms in about an hour by differentiating SARS-CoV-2 from other bacterial and viral pathogens.

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Nature News reports on how meeting cancellations and related costs are affecting scientific societies.

In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.

COVID-19 vaccine developers aim to avoid a complication that has affected efforts to develop vaccines for other diseases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In PLOS this week: analysis of insertions throughout Shigella genomes, antigen production in malaria parasites, and more.