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The single-visit blood test is one of two FDA-cleared alternatives to the traditional tuberculin skin test, according to Oxford Immunotec.
A Public Health England study could help facilitate regulatory submissions for Oxford Immunotec's test to measure T cells and the immune response to SARS-CoV-2.
A number of research groups and companies are exploring use of T-cell response testing in areas like vaccine development and assessing spread of the virus.
Oxford Immunotec said that a decrease in revenues for its US business was partly driven by the impact of planned inventory destocking by Quest Diagnostics.
National TB control programs may now order the T-spot.TB, a blood test for TB screening, through the Stop TB Partnership - GDF procurement mechanism.
Of the 28 companies in the index, 21 firms saw their stock prices increase throughout the first half of the year, while seven firms' share prices decreased.
Private equity firms KKR and Ampersand Capital have reportedly proposed acquiring Oxford Immunotec for around $15 per share in cash.
Asia revenue fell 22 percent year over year, primarily due to a slowdown of testing in China as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said.
News items for the in vitro diagnostics industry for the week of April 20, 2020.
The firm said that since March, when it provided its full-year 2020 guidance, it has seen a significant decline in testing demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.