FDA Broadens Availability of Telethermographic Systems During Pandemic

The FDA said it will not object to the use of non-approved devices for measuring body temperatures for triage of patients during the coronavirus outbreak.

Specifically, the agency said it will allow a change of indication for the non-contact telethermographic devices so they can be used for initial body temperature measurements.

The devices should be labeled to advise users to confirm temperature readings with a secondary evaluation method, the agency said.

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