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Roche launches COVID-19 variant test to help monitor mutations - Metro US

Roche launches COVID-19 variant test to help monitor mutations

FILE PHOTO: A sign at a diagnostics site for Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche

ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche is launching a SARS-CoV-2 variant test to help monitor emerging coronavirus mutations, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group said on Tuesday. The test https://www.roche.com/media/releases/med-cor-2021-03-16b.htm runs on widely used high-throughput systems and is for research purposes only.

“Periodic assessments against emerging variants have shown that Roche’s current diagnostic tests for detecting active SARS-CoV-2 infections remain accurate and effective,” it said.

(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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