By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid is recalling its blood culture-based MRSA test after some researchers reported getting inconclusive results, but investment analysts called the suspension of sales of the test "immaterial."

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based molecular diagnostics firm sent a letter to customers this week saying it was suspending the sale of its Xpert MRSA/SA BC test after some researchers reported abnormally high invalid rates causing them to re-run the test.

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