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RADx-UP is funding multiple efforts to determine how marginalized groups, such as undocumented immigrants and those in rural areas, can access testing.
The program, which will provide supplies of rapid, at-home antigen tests, aims to determine if frequent self-testing can reduce community transmission of the virus.
The center also released updated guidance about how testing can be used as screening intervention, particularly in specific congregate settings.
While serology has been little used throughout the pandemic, the vaccine rollout presents new opportunities both for research and clinical use.
The MiQLab system can look for 27 different targets, allowing the detection of SARS-CoV-2 as well as the determination of specific variants.
The administration will expand COVID-19 testing for schools and underserved populations, increase manufacturing of testing supplies, and increase genomic sequencing.
The firm submitted its SARS-CoV-2 saliva test on its Pelican device to the US Food and Drug Administration for Emergency Use Authorization this week.
The organization also supported the recommendation to include $1.75 billion in funding for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Under the plan, the president will establish a national pandemic testing board to oversee implementation of a unified approach to testing.
Compared with RT-PCR testing, Abbott's BinaxNow test had a sensitivity of 64 percent for samples from symptomatic people and nearly 36 percent for asymptomatic people.