The New York Stock Exchange gave Alere an additional six months to file its 2016 annual report, but it also said it could commence delisting proceedings at any time.
The firm said that its test is the first on the market to detect RSV infection at the point of care in 13 minutes or less.
Companies with diverse infectious disease diagnostic technology offerings said that molecular methods are complementary to, not competitive with traditional diagnostics.
Abbott's commitment to closing the deal is still uncertain, but Alere's CEO said the regulatory clearance marks a "significant milestone."
Mergers and acquisitions in the omics space rose for the second year in a row, but the increase was significantly less than the 33 percent uptick in 2015 deals.
Alere said its would-be acquirer has no grounds for seeking termination, but Abbott cited adverse material events as a basis for ending the deal.
The GenomeWeb Index, which fell nearly 9 percent in October, rebounded to a 1 percent gain in November, but still underperformed the Dow and Nasdaq.
Abbott said that a lawsuit it filed Thursday tries to obtain important information from Alere before its acquisition is completed.
The GenomeWeb Index fell nearly 9 percent in October, doubling back on September's 5 percent gain and underperforming the Dow and the Nasdaq.
Shareholder approval follows China's avowal that it will not block the deal and Abbott's CEO confirming his faith in Alere's business.
An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.
Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.
In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.