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High-throughput sample prep is becoming critical to COVID-19 testing scale-up, but some labs are experiencing shortages at this stage in the testing workflow.

The company will donate full laboratory set-ups to the effort and provide training and education to implement screening programs.

The company is providing DNA/RNA extraction kits, viral RNA isolation platforms, workstations, and kits for detecting nucleic acids from the coronavirus to the lab.

Along with predicting preeclampsia, the Delfia Xpress sFlt-1 kit can be used to help diagnose the condition in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

The test is the second from Euroimmun to receive EUA from the agency. Its antibody test received the designation last Month.

Some parts of Europe turned to serology testing early to try to get a handle on the pandemic but had to quickly pull back after those tests performed abysmally.

Sema4 said it will provide SARS-CoV-2 viral and antibody testing to Connecticut residents including state employees and first responders.

The Abbott test had fewer false positive and false negative results but diagnostic sensitivity in both tests was poor during the first two weeks of symptoms, the study said.

News items for in vitro diagnostics industry for the week of May 11, 2020.

The company's Diagnostics segment was down 2 percent year over year, while its Discovery & Analytical Solutions segment grew 2 percent.

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