This authorization, which is the first for this type of exam aims to allow everyone from one exam to Covid-19 even if there are no symptoms of the disease.
The test is a real-time PCR test and he managed to get an emergency permit. The test is manufactured by LabCorp and was initially licensed by the FDA in mid-March for use only by people suspected of having Covid-19.
However, this reissued license allows the LabCorp product to be used for testing by anyone. The FDA said it was extending the use of the LabCorp test after the company provided data demonstrating the test's ability to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a general, asymptomatic population.
According to the FDA, data provided by LabCorp confirms that the test is just as accurate when used in the asymptomatic population as in people suspected of having Covid-19.