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Quidel gets amended clearance for coronavirus antigen tests
June 11, 2020 -- Quidel has received an amended emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to run its rapid antigen diagnostic test for the novel coronavirus on an older immunoassay system.
Fulgent, Curative receive OK for RT-PCR coronavirus tests
June 11, 2020 -- Fulgent Genetics and Curative have received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests to detect the novel coronavirus.
Experts call for universal genetic testing in metastatic prostate cancer
June 11, 2020 -- All men with metastatic prostate cancer or a family history suggesting hereditary risk should be getting genetic testing, experts recommended in an article published June 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Sewage PCR tests show potential for COVID-19 surveillance
June 11, 2020 -- Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in sewage could serve as a sensitive early warning system for increased coronavirus circulation in the population, according to a new study conducted in cities in the Netherlands.
Feds arrest president of blood testing firm on fraud charges
June 10, 2020 -- The president of a California company called Arrayit has been arrested on fraud charges for allegedly misleading investors and paying for patient referrals for the company's blood tests for allergy and COVID-19 detection.  Discuss
Who stands to gain from polygenic risk scoring for heart disease?
June 10, 2020 -- Polygenic risk scoring may benefit some middle-aged people at borderline risk for cardiovascular events and has potential as a one-time test for those who are younger, a primary prevention study has concluded.  Discuss
UCLA Health tests 3D-printed COVID-19 swabs to ensure supply source
June 10, 2020 -- The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health has tested new 3D-printed swabs that can be used for COVID-19 screening.
FDA grants first clearance of sequencing-based COVID-19 test to Illumina
June 10, 2020 -- Illumina has received the first emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a sequencing-based COVID-19 test.
Cepheid readies FDA filing for test that detects coronavirus, influenza A & B, RSV
June 10, 2020 -- Danaher's Cepheid has developed a combination test that can detect SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and B, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in a single sample.
Viro Research debuts test for chickenpox, shingles
June 10, 2020 -- Viro Research has unveiled ZosterGent, a fluorescent antibody test for detection and confirmation of chickenpox and shingles in clinical specimens and inoculated cell cultures.
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