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MicroGen Dx's Texas-based lab is the only commercial laboratory in the US offering sputum testing for SARS-CoV-2.

The point-of-care test kit, intended for professional use, delivers clinical results within 10 minutes, Beroni said.

The company's approach relies on an initial point-of-care lateral flow assay followed by a confirmatory real-time PCR analysis run in its laboratories.

After validating its pathogen detection platform for multiple viruses, the firm aims to initially offer a point-of-care diagnostic testing panel by the third quarter.

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.