groups » Dengue Diagnostics » 3-In-1 Test For Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Gets Emergency FDA Approval

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency approval to a new three-in-one laboratory test for mosquito-borne infections, which will soon be distributed nationwide.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday said the new lab test could speed the diagnosis of Zika virus infections. The kits that contain the test will be shipped to qualified labs across the United States over the next two weeks.

The kit will allow doctors to determine in a single test whether a person is infected with Zika, dengue or chikungunya, the CDC said, whereas existing methods require three separate tests.

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