This article has been updated from a previous version to include further information and comments provided by Roche.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that it has approved Roche’s Cobas TaqScreen MPX Test for screening for the presence of different types of HIV in donated blood plasma and tissue.

The test detects HIV-1 Group M RNA, HIV-1 Group O RNA, HIV-2 RNA, hepatitis C Virus RNA and hepatitis B Virus DNA in human plasma.

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