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NEW YORK – Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) said on Friday that it has received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for a saliva-based COVID-19 RT-PCR test that allows for unsupervised self-collection of samples.

According to the company, the test, CRL Rapid Response, has shown to be more sensitive and accurate than a COVID-19 anterior nasal swab test in the firm's EUA validation study. Test results are available within 24 to 48 hours of sample receipt.

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