The Xpert Xpress Flu can detect both influenza A and B virus in 20 minutes from either nasopharyngeal or nasal swabs.
The company said that EPS for next year is anticipated to be between $3.50 and $3.60. On an adjusted basis, EPS is expected in the range of $4.25 to $4.35.
The firm beat the consensus Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines as the diagnostics segment saw revenues grow 20 percent year over year.
The automated real-time PCR test provides results in as little as 18 minutes.
The Ultra's combination of a lower limit of detection and ability to find dead bacilli after starting TB therapy vastly improves sensitivity compared to other tests, the study’s authors said.
The study is the first to demonstrate the design features and operational characteristics of Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay.
The clinic, a partnership of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation hopes to improve STD treatment and control.
The company has shut down the Veris molecular diagnostics product line, which Beckman Coulter spent years developing, as a result of its acquisition of Cepheid.
The researchers found that Cepheid's Xpert HCV viral load assay used at the point of care performed at levels comparable to a laboratory test.
The firm will encounter stiff competition, particularly from BioMérieux and Luminex, but there are untapped opportunities for adoption, according to industry analysts.
Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.
Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.
Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.
In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.