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New York – PerkinElmer said after the close of the market on Tuesday that the US Food and Drug Administration has issued Emergency Use Authorization for the firm's coronavirus RT-PCR test.

CLIA-certified labs can immediately use the PerkinElmer New Coronavirus Nucleic Acid Detection Kit, which detects the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Oct
09
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As cases of COVID-19 continued to grow this spring and summer in the US, so too did the number of Emergency Use Authorizations from the FDA for clinical diagnostic tests aimed at detecting current and past infections.