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August 27, 2020

Health Law Daily

FDA Authorizes Rapid COVID-19 Test That Does Not Require Lab Equipment

  • August 27, 2020

The AP (8/26, Perrone) reports that the FDA “on Wednesday authorized the first rapid coronavirus test that doesn’t need any special computer equipment to get results.” This “15-minute test from Abbott Laboratories will sell for $5.”
      Reuters (8/26, O'Donnell, Roy) reports, “The portable test is about the size of a credit card, requires no additional equipment to operate, and can be conducted using a less invasive nasal swab than traditional lab tests, Abbott executives said.”
      The Hill (8/26, Moreno) reports that “the company plans to begin shipping them by the end of the month and to make 50 million tests a month by the end of October.”
      Among other sources covering the story are Bloomberg (8/26, Cortez), Forbes (8/26, Cassady), Politico (8/26, Lim), and the Wall Street Journal (8/26, Krouse, Subscription Publication).