NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing Quidel's AmpliVue GAS Assay for detection of Group A Streptococcus from throat swabs in patients with symptoms of pharyngitis, the company announced today.

Group A Streptococci reside primarily in the nose, throat, and skin and are responsible for several illnesses, of which streptococcal pharyngitis, or Strep throat, is the most common.

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