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NEW YORK – The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a synthetic SARS-CoV-2 RNA reference material, with the aim of helping companies that are developing molecular diagnostics for the virus to measure the sensitivity of their assays by running tests against known quantities of viral RNA.

The agency is providing the material to labs and diagnostics developers and asking for feedback on how to improve it before disseminating more widely.

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