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New control material for accurate coronavirus tests
08 April 2020
Last modified: 08 April 2020
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Joint Research Centre scientists have designed a new control material that laboratories can use to check that coronavirus tests return correct results. Timely and accurate laboratory testing is an essential part of the management of the pandemic.

Joint Research Centre scientists have designed a new control material that laboratories can use to check that coronavirus tests return correct results.

Timely and accurate laboratory testing is an essential part of the management of the pandemic. This material will help labs avoid tests returning negative results even if a person is infected. Up to 3000 samples are ready for dispatch to testing laboratories across the EU, including major reference virology centres and hospitals.

More information: https://ec.europa.eu/

Updated: 08 April 2020
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