NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted an Emergency Use Authorization for the firm's Xpert Flu A Panel test.

The test runs on the firm's GeneXpert System and can identify the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus in less than one hour, said Cepheid. In addition, Cepheid said that it is the first test for the virus granted an EUA for CLIA moderate complexity labs, which means it can be performed in hospital near-patient settings.

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