FDA Approves Coronavirus Test for People Without Symptoms

The Food and Drug Administration has granted LabCorp an emergency use authorization to test people with no symptoms for the coronavirus, the first time the agency has authorized such a test in people without symptoms.

“FDA reissued the LabCorp COVID-19 RT-PCR Test EUA to expand use of the test to anyone, after the company provided scientific data showing the test’s ability to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a general, asymptomatic population,” the agency said in a statement last week.

Previously, to get a coronavirus diagnostic test, a person may have been asked to meet certain criteria, such as having symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, or having had close contact with a person confirmed to be infected.

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