Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. state of Nevada's recent ban on the
use of Quidel Corp's Sofia and Becton Dickinson and
Co's (BD) Veritor point of care antigen tests in
long-term care facilities violates federal law, a U.S.
government official said on Friday.
"The letter (on ban) from Nevada officials can only be
interpreted as reflecting a fundamental lack of basic knowledge
about testing and interpreting results," said Admiral Brett
Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, in a press briefing.
(Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by