NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm AdvanDx said today that it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for faster versions of its Staphylococcus aureus and S. aureus/coagulase-negative Staphylococci diagnostic tests.

The new versions of the tests, which use peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA FISH), take 90 minutes to provide results instead of 2.5 hours for conventional tests because PNA probe hybridization is reduced from 90 minutes to 30 minutes, AdvanDx said.

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