FDA approves solution created at Ohio State that will expand, accelerate COVID-19 testing

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a solution created by workers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center that will expand and speed up testing for the coronavirus.

According to the university, health systems around the world have struggled because of a shortage of test kit components including swabs and a sterile solution needed to transport them.

Ohio State said all test kits come with vials filled with a solution known as viral transport media (VTM). Researchers at Ohio State created an in-house recipe to make the VTM in less than 24 hours.

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Originally published April, 10, 2020.

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