NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Prodesse has filed with the US Food and Drug Administration for 510(k) clearance of its real-time PCR-based Pro hMPV+ Assay for rapid detection of human metapneumovirus.
 
Prodesse said that the assay can provide accurate results in as little as three hours compared to days or weeks for non-molecular methods. hMPV was discovered in 2001 and causes acute respiratory illness. Its prevalence ranges from 6.6 percent to 12 percent annually of patients with symptoms of respiratory infection.
 

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