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FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

Submitted by lsekela on November 13, 2018 - 09:43 AM

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that an emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus). This is the second Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test available under EUA, but the first that uses a portable battery-operated reader, which can help provide clear diagnostic results outside of laboratories.

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