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The test will run on the m2000 RealTime molecular system, and the company said it will be shipping 150,000 tests immediately.
A recent study established high sensitivity and specificity for three CLIA waived point-of-care molecular flu tests in pediatric samples.
Abbott said the increase in diagnostics revenue was driven by adoption of the company's Alinity family of diagnostic instruments.
Within Diagnostics, year-over-year core laboratory Q3 revenues rose 8 percent to $1.18 billion but molecular diagnostics revenues fell 8 percent to $111 million.
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In US influenza testing, providers see growth in placements within hospital emergency departments, physicians' offices, urgent care centers, and retail clinics.
The firm said that its molecular diagnostics sales growth in the quarter was negatively impacted by non-governmental organization purchasing patterns in Africa.
The company's patent related to labeled nucleotides for use as diagnostic tools and as therapeutic agents has been invalidated.
The firm said that its nucleic acid amplification test provides viral load measurements of HIV type 1 groups M/N and O, and HIV-2 within 70 minutes
Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.
Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.
A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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