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NEW YORK — Sysmex said on Wednesday that it has received Japanese marketing approval for its HISCL SARS-CoV-2 Ag Reagent test kit.

The chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 antigens in nasopharyngeal and nasal swab samples. It runs on the company's HISCL-5000 and HISCL-800 automated analyzers, providing results within 17 minutes.

According to Sysmex, the kit has also received insurance coverage in Japan and will launch next week.

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