FDA Watch

Agency Draws a New Line on SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Serology Tests

It took a while but the FDA has finally come to the realization that letting blood-based serology tests for detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests into the U.S. market without requiring test makers to … [Read more...]

FDA Watch

Dozens of New COVID-19 Tests Get Emergency Clearance in April

As of April 30, 69 COVID-19 assays have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA, including seven serology tests, one saliva-based test and an at-home testing kit. What began as a … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

The FDA’s High-Stakes, High-Risk COVID-19 Serology Test Regulatory Strategy

Serology testing capable of distinguishing whether SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a person’s systems are due to a current or previous COVID-19 infection could play a pivotal role in the re-opening process … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

How Laboratories Are Developing New Coronavirus Diagnostic Tests at Record Speed

The criticism leveled at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the lack of diagnostic tests for COVID-19 in the U.S. belies the unprecedented speed with which new coronavirus tests are reaching … [Read more...]

Coronavirus

Reimbursement: Congress Calls on Insurers to Cover Coronavirus Testing without Charging Patients

As labs scramble to come up with a coronavirus detection assay and CMS creates a billing and coding regimen, Congress is working to ensure that private payors provide coverage of SARS-CoV-2 testing. … [Read more...]

ACLA

Lab industry leaders meet with White House on COVID-19 testing

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) has issued a statement following a meeting last week with the White House's Coronavirus Task Force. Here is a statement from ACLA President Julie … [Read more...]

Coronavirus

Two commercial labs testing now for COVID-19

Two commercial lab companies have announced they are moving into testing for COVID-19. LabCorp. said Thursday it was immediately offering testing for COVID-19 and Quest Diagnostics has announced it … [Read more...]

FDA

FDA Watch: Agency Finalizes CLIA Waiver Guidance for New IV Devices

On Feb. 25, the FDA issued a pair of final guidances to help manufacturers seeking clearance for new in vitro diagnostic devices. Here are the highlights. CLIA Waivers The first guidance … [Read more...]

NEW PRODUCTS

FDA Watch: Agency to Use EUA Pathway to Clear New Coronavirus Detection Tests

There are no FDA-cleared tests to detect the new 2019-nCoV Wuhan coronavirus. But on Jan. 28, the agency unveiled its strategy to promote the rapid development and availability of safe and effective … [Read more...]

FDA Watch

Agency to Use EUA Pathway to Clear New Coronavirus Detection Tests

There are no FDA-cleared tests to detect the new 2019-nCoV Wuhan coronavirus. But on Jan. 28, the agency unveiled its strategy to promote the rapid development and availability of safe and effective … [Read more...]


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