NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today said that it has launched its Xpert MTB/RIF test as a CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices.

The test, which runs on the firm's GeneXpert System, simultaneously identifies Mycobacterium tuberculosis and resistance to first-line drug therapy rifampicin.

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