NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have performed the first validation of the Cepheid Xpert Flu assay in a population of emergency room patients with acute undifferentiated respiratory illness.

Cepheid's Xpert Flu is one of many rapid molecular influenza tests currently available or in development, and clinical validation may be an important factor influencing test uptake.

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