FDA Okays Emergency Pool Testing
FDA ISSUES FIRST EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION FOR COVID-19 POOL TESTING
(CNN) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized COVID-19 pool testing.
The move will allow multiple people to be tested at once.
The agency announced an emergency use authorization for quest diagnostics on Saturday.
The company can test up to four individuals at once for coronavirus.
The FDA Commissioner said sample pooling is an important step that helps get COVID-19 tests to more Americans more quickly while preserving testing supplies.
This is the first COVID-19 diagnostic test in the united states to be authorized for use with pooled samples.