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Coronavirus: CDC finds some test kits sent to states are faulty

February 13, 2020

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that some coronavirus test kits delivered to state laboratories are faulty.

The test kits were delivered to enable states to carry out testing locally rather than transporting samples to CDC headquarters in Atlanta, expediting the diagnosis process.

The public health institute is working to ship replacements, report Reuters.

After receiving the test kits, state labs must verify them to ensure that they function correctly.

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