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NEW YORK ─ XPhyto Therapeutics and 3a-diagnostics said on Thursday that they have obtained the CE mark for a point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test system, called Covid-ID Lab.

Covid-ID Lab, a multiplex viral RNA kit, requires a 20-minute PCR thermal cycle without prior RNA extraction for sample preparation and can be performed by many PCR instruments, XPhyto said. The elimination of RNA extraction for sample preparation reduces the risk of cross contamination and minimizes the need for lab materials and trained personnel, the firm added.

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