08/25/2020: Laboratory Update: FDA Updates FAQs and Publishes New Web Content about Testing for SARS-CoV-2

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Subject: Laboratory Update: FDA Updates FAQs and Publishes New Web Content about Testing for SARS-CoV-2

Level: Laboratory Update

On August 24, 2020, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)external icon about testing for SARS-CoV-2 to include information about screening asymptomatic individuals for COVID-19:

  • There is an updated question and answer about recommendations for healthcare providers who are using SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests to screen asymptomatic patients for COVID-19.

FDA also published new web content about Pooled Sample Testing and Screening Testing for COVID-19external icon.

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The Laboratory Outreach Communication System

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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