NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared Cepheid's Xpert CT/NG test for marketing, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company announced after the close of the market on Thursday.

The test for the rapid detection and differentiation of chlamydia and Neisseria gonorrhoeae runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert system and allows for the same-day patient consultation and treatment of the two most common sexually transmitted bacterial infections in the US.

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