Originally published August 22.

The US Food and Drug Administration this week granted 510(k) clearance to Abbott's Vysis CLL FISH Probe Kit to gauge the progression of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

CLL is a cancer that impairs patients' lymphocytes, a kind of white blood cells that are critical for the body's immune system. The Vysis CLL test gauges gene abnormalities in lymphocytes that are associated with the progression of CLL.

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