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Image: Machine Learning-Based Rapid Diagnostic Reads Immune System to Predict COVID-19 Severity Risk (Photo courtesy of Inflammatix)

Machine Learning-Based Rapid Diagnostic Reads Immune System to Predict COVID-19 Severity Risk

A rapid diagnostic that reads the immune system to predict severe respiratory failure risk in COVID-19 patients is being developed to help physicians make better hospital admission and resourcing decisions for COVID-19 patients at hospital presentation. More...
30 Sep 2020
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150 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests from Abbott Begin Rolling out Across US

The US government has begun distribution of 150 million COVID-19 rapid point-of-care tests from Abbott (Lake Forest, IL, USA), doubling the number of tests that have already been performed across the nation. More...
30 Sep 2020
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FDA Grants First Ever EUA to COVID-19 POC Antibody Test for Use with Fingerstick Blood Samples

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a serology (antibody) point-of-care (POC) test for COVID-19 using fingerstick blood samples as compared with current approved tests that only utilize serum, plasma, or a venous blood draw. More...
30 Sep 2020
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120 Million COVID-19 Rapid Tests to Be Made Available for Low and Middle Income Countries

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator has announced a set of agreements to make available affordable, high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for low and middle-income countries (LMICs). More...
30 Sep 2020
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COVID-19 Saliva Tests Could Detect Silent Carriers

Testing self-collected saliva samples could offer an easy and effective mass testing approach for detecting asymptomatic COVID-19, according to researchers. More...
29 Sep 2020
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Hologic Granted FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing with Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 Assay

Hologic, Inc.’s (Marlborough, MA, USA) Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 assay has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing of individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection. More...
29 Sep 2020
Image: DBS sampling is simple, inexpensive and can be self-collected by the patient at home, using a simple finger prick (Photo courtesy of University of Birmingham)

Dried Blood Spot Sampling Offers Inexpensive Way to Widen Access to COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Using dried blood spot samples (DBS) is an accurate alternative to venous blood in detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, according to a new study by immunology experts at the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, UK). More...
28 Sep 2020
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