moderate complexity test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has categorized Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF test as "moderate complexity" under CLIA guidelines.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Meridian Bioscience said on Monday that its illumigene Group A Streptococcus and illumigene Group B Streptococcus assays have been recategorized by the US Food and Drug Administration as "moderate complexity" tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improv

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has categorized the firm's Xpert CT/NG test as moderate complexity under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanosphere said after the close of the market Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration has designated its Gram-Positive Blood Culture nucleic acid test as a moderate-complexity test under CLIA.

With the new rating, the BD Max GBS Assay "will increase access to cost-effective molecular testing for a broad range of laboratories performing GBS screening," BD said.

The Verigene SP respiratory virus panel is the first of Nanosphere's test to get the moderate complexity designation.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.