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SARS testing

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Roughly 100 state and federally funded laboratories have received experimental polymerase chain reaction test technology from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for severe acute respiratory syndrome as of June 2, CDC says. Informed consent will be required of patients using the PCR diagnostic and information from the labs will be collected by the agency. Developed by CDC over the past few months, the test was made available a week after HHS officials met with in vitro test makers to discuss how to expedite SARS diagnostic development (1"The Gray Sheet" June 2, 2003, p. 22)...

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