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Group A streptococcus

The test detects Group A Strep in throat swab samples using the firm's rapid molecular diagnostics instrument called Revogene.

The test can detect resistance to two of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics used to treat strep throat, and could potentially be adapted for point-of-care use.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.

Researchers used genomic, transcriptomic, and virulence data on thousands of Streptococcus pyogenes strains to identify features influencing infections.

Abbott said that the next-generation molecular POC assays have also been CLIA waived for use on the Abbott ID NOW instrument, formerly called Alere i.

The test, which received FDA clearance in late 2017, runs in as little as 18 minutes.

The firm's Group A Strep test for use on its Sofia2 analyzer also received CLIA waiver from the agency.

Examining five types of bacterial environments in patients' stomachs, researchers found that non-Helicobacter pylori microbiota may lead to gastric cancer development.

The assay is part of a respiratory testing menu that includes assays for Bordetella and Flu A/B & RSV, and NxTAG and Verigene respiratory pathogen panels.

The automated real-time PCR test provides results in as little as 18 minutes.

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St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.