This COVID-19 antibody test allows consumers to collect blood using a finger stick, then send the dried sample for laboratory analysis.
Clinical Laboratories Should Anticipate Gender-Dependent Differences in COVID-19 Antibody Levels, New Study Suggests
Clinical laboratories should be aware of the potential for quantitative differences in COVID-19 antibody levels, as demand for antibody testing may increase.
This new government contract emphasizes a continued interest in expanding COVID-19 testing capabilities in the US, even as the vaccine rollout is well underway and cases are declining in most locations.
FDA Publishes New Webpage That Consolidates Information About How SARS-CoV-2 Variants Impact COVID-19 Tests
New FDA webpage provides new information about how SARS-CoV-2 variants impact COVID-19 testing and how clinical laboratories can respond.
In Bid to Increase Serial Testing Capabilities, FDA Significantly Expands Authorization for Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests
Three new authorizations granted by the FDA for over-the-counter and point-of-care COVID-19 tests used for serial testing.
Vaccine Breakthrough Provides Process That Produces $1 Vaccines in Less Than Three Weeks of Development
As new vaccine breakthrough research continues, Virginia Tech and UVA virologists develop innovative COVID-19 vaccine production platform.
The FDA has taken steps to streamline the path for COVID-19 screening tools, providing information to help groups establish mass COVID-19 testing programs.
The emergence of multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants brings fast-moving questions for clinical laboratory administrators about the ability to identify these new variants. A new mutation panel may offer an alternative to viral genome sequencing for indicating the possible presence of these variants.
The FDA says data was reviewed from a clinical study of more than 500 test samples and a variety of analytical studies, which demonstrated a reasonable assurance that this COVID-19 test was safe and effective at identification and differentiation of various respiratory viral and bacterial pathogens.
Next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based test reportedly diagnoses the presence of COVID-19 and also provides information about viral variants.