Cepheid to Launch FDA-Cleared Healthcare-Associated Infection Test Xpert vanA by End of Month | GenomeWeb

By Turna Ray 

Cepheid received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration this week for its Xpert vanA, a test that gauges the presence of an antimicrobial resistance gene commonly linked to vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), a serious healthcare-associated infection.

The test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert RT-PCR system The FDA-cleared Xpert vanA test will be commercially available for shipment to customers this month.

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