WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The Trump administration will purchase 150 million rapid coronavirus tests from Abbott Laboratories ABT.N for about $750 million, a White House spokeswoman said on Thursday.
The portable antigen tests, which can deliver results within 15 minutes and will sell for $5, received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.
The White House confirmed an earlier report from Politico.
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(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Dan Grebler)
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