The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted BD Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a new molecular diagnostic test for COVID-19 and the Influenza A+B virus that provides results within 2-3 hours. The test has already been CE marked for the IVD Directive. “Since COVID-19 and Flu often present with similar symptoms, such as fever and dry cough, having a single specimen for accurate diagnosis speeds time to results and helps clinicians determine the right care more quickly to help prevent community transmission,” stated BD’s VP of Medical and Scientific Affairs for integrated Diagnostic Solutions, Dr. Charles K. Cooper.

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