08/16/2020: Lab Update: FDA Updates FAQs about Testing for SARS-CoV-2

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Subject: Lab Update: FDA Updates FAQs about Testing for SARS-CoV-2

Level: Laboratory Update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about testing for SARS-CoV-2 to include information about screening asymptomatic individuals for COVID-19:

  • There is an updated answer to a question about commercial test kit manufacturers and clinical laboratories offering SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests to screen asymptomatic individuals for COVID-19.
  • There is a new question and answer about recommendations for healthcare providers who are using SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests to screen asymptomatic patients for COVID-19.

To view these updates, visit the FAQs pageexternal icon under the “General FAQs” heading.

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The Laboratory Outreach Communication System

Laboratory Outreach Communication System | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Page last reviewed: August 16, 2020