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U.S. approves Abbott coronavirus test; company set to ship 150,000
The tests will be conducted on Abbott's m2000 platform, which is currently installed in 175 labs across the country.

"The majority of the systems are in hospital labs or academic center labs," Hackett said. "These are the places where you need them."

The FDA has been rushing to approve tests for the coronavirus on an emergency basis and has approved those made by Roche Holding AG (ROG.S) and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO.N).

cascade likely, not assured
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that just over 30,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted by federal, state and local laboratories so far. With the expansion of testing comes a surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19.
FDA turns to Twitter to help track testing supply shortages
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by Cat on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 04:40:38 AM EST
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