As Avian Flu Stalks the Horizon, Shops Push Flu Dx Toward PGx Applications | GenomeWeb

Flu season is coming, and with it is a raft of diagnostics that aims to track and diagnose the virus — including its lethal H5N1 strain. The field is heading more toward personalized medicine every year.

The field of influenza diagnostics is mostly composed of traditional pathology procedures and virus-detection tests, such as Rockeby Biomed's rapid antibody-based test and Qiagen's PCR-based detection test, both of which can now help detect the H5N1 virus in birds.

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