NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing a test for dengue virus developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC said today.

The test is the first FDA-approved molecular test for dengue and uses real-time PCR technology. Called the CDC DENV-1-4 Real Time RT PCR Assay, it can detect dengue within the first seven days after symptoms appear and can detect all four dengue virus types, CDC said.

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