Quest Diagnostics (DGX) to Launch Coronavirus Test Service

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Quest Diagnostics DGX announced plans to launch a coronavirus (COVID-19) test service once it is prepared to receive specimens for testing from Mar 9, 2020. Through the latest service, the company will cater to the testing requirements of patients in the United States by providing access to the test.Notably, the test facilitates the presumptive detection of nucleic acid in respiratory samples of patients who meet the clinical criteria of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) for COVID-19 testing.With the latest test service launch, Quest Diagnostics aims to strengthen its position in the global Diagnostic Information Services segment. Regulatory Status of the TestQuest Diagnostics will provide the service as a laboratory-developed test. However, the FDA’s review under emergency use authorization (“EUA”) is still pending. The company will submit the same for the FDA’s review within 15 days of clinical testing, as mandated by the guidance.Significance of the Test ServicePer Quest Diagnostics, the test service is expected to employ respiratory specimens collected in suitable health care settings, such as hospitals and physician of...

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