Will this test detect COVID-19 variants?

At Quidel, we continuously monitor the evolution and activity of COVID-19 variants in circulation and will continue to be vigilant in evaluating our tests with real-world virus samples to assure you of our product’s efficacy. Quidel has completed testing on several variant strains and the test was able to detect the mutations. Because the test detects a part of the virus that is less susceptible to mutation, the likelihood of detecting new or emerging variants is high. Quidel monitors the variants closely and will inform the FDA promptly, should any issues be detected.