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Diagnostics Policy & Legislation

News on government policy and legislation impacting life science and diagnostics.

The president-elect's plan would provide funding to purchase rapid tests and investments to expand lab capacity.

While some remain concerned that the bill will reduce labs' leverage with payors, provisions like the use of arbitration for disputes are a win for providers.

Demand for SARS-CoV-2 testing sent lab revenues soaring while changes in patterns of patient care and regulations that could have impacts for years to come.

The COVID-19 pandemic is the highest priority for most, but laboratory organizations are also looking ahead with longer-term goals for the new presidency.

The assay can be used to pool up to five specimens collected from individuals suspected of having COVID-19 or from asymptomatic patients.