FDA: Emergency Use Authorization for Rapid Ebola Test

December 29, 2014 6:05 PM

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MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Emergency Use Authorization for Roche's fast-acting Ebola test for emergency use.

The authorization was issued for the LightMix Ebola Zaire rRT-PCR Test for use on patients with signs and symptoms of Ebola Zaire virus infection in conjunction with epidemiological risk factors, such as travel from West Africa. The test offers results in about three hours, compared to many tests on...

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