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Roche Receives U.S. Emergency Approval for Coronavirus vs. Flu take a look at

A photo with the logo of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche in Basel.


Drug maker Roche said Friday it has received emergency use approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a test that can quickly determine whether a patient has SARS-CoV-2 or one of two forms of influenza Has

"With the flu season approaching, this new test is particularly important as SARS-CoV-2 and influenza infections can hardly be distinguished by symptoms alone. With a single test, healthcare professionals can now confidently make the correct diagnosis and the most effective treatment plan for their patients Patients, "said Thomas Schinecker, head of Roche diagnostics, in a statement.

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