Governor Cuomo Announces FDA Gives New York State Authority to Conduct All Covid-19 Testing at Public and Private Labs

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 15:24

After weeks of demanding federal approval, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the FDA has approved New York State to authorize the state's 28 public and private labs to begin manual, semi-automated and automated testing for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The approval also extends to the Roche high-volume platform for testing. The Governor has made increasing capacity a priority, and these approvals will increase the state's testing capacity dramatically - from 3,000 to date to about 6,000 per day in the next week.