Pathnostics debuts COVID-19 PCR test May 20, 2020 -- CLIA-certified Pathnostics has launched a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory developed test that it is positioning as easy to administer, using a specimen from a simple nasal swab.
Canadian researchers develop test to track dietary fats May 19, 2020 -- Canadian researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, have developed a blood test that tracks dietary fat intake. Results from a study using the test were published March 31 in the Journal of Lipid Research.
Quidel nets EUA, CE Mark for Lyra Direct SARS-CoV-2 assay May 19, 2020 -- Quidel has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CE Mark for its Lyra Direct SARS-CoV-2 assay, a new version of its Lyra real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain (RT-PCR) test that skips upfront sample extraction.
AACC provides a steer on antibody testing for novel coronavirus May 18, 2020 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is advising that antibody testing for the novel coronavirus should be limited to diagnostics that have emergency use authorization (EUA) from the US. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or developed by a CLIA-certified lab.