The test is performed on the company's AmpiProbe platform, and the approval expands Enzo's offering of infectious disease tests in New York.
An OpenArray panel designed to simultaneously test for 17 viruses and 13 bacteria and protozoa was able to detect pathogens from human blood donor samples with an accuracy of about 95 percent.
The real-time PCR test was developed by Thermo Fisher Scientific and validated by Aeon, and detects 34 different pathogens from vaginal swabs.
The new women's health and STI tests for the BD Max platform are part of a small, focused panel approach which the firm believes will resonate with physicians and labs.
The PCR-based panel tests for the pathogens that cause three types of gynecological infection: bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis, and trichomoniasis.
The method detected differences in the vaginal microbiome that matched up with patients' clinical diagnoses of vaginosis, and also their response to antibiotic treatment.
IMDx gets CE Mark for C. difficile assay on Abbott m2000; Medical Diagnostic Labs launches qPCR panel for bacterial vaginosis; Seegene introduces Anyplex plus MTB/NTM/DR-TB.
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will lead an effort funded by NIAID to study bacterial metagenomics involved in women's genital tract infections.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.
Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.
Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.
In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.