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NEW YORK — The US Food and Drug Administration this week granted separate Emergency Use Authorizations for PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 tests developed by Psomagen, Acupath Laboratories, and BioTNS, as well as a nasal swab self-collection kit from Kroger Health.

Psomagen's Psoma COVID-19 RT Test is designed to detect two regions of the SARS-CoV-2 N gene in upper respiratory and bronchoalveolar lavage specimens. Nucleic acid is isolated and purified using Takara Bio's NucleoSpin RNA Virus kit and the test runs on Roche Molecular Systems' LightCycler 480 instrument.

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