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Cepheid Launches Standardized Xpert BCR-ABL Monitor Test

Cepheid has released an updated version of its Xpert BCR-ABL Monitor test, which now incorporates "lot-specific standardization" based on World Health Organization BCR-ABL guidelines.

Xpert BCR-ABL Monitor has CE-IVD marking in Europe and runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert system. According to the company, the test can detect BCR-ABL mRNA transcripts in the peripheral blood of chronic myelogenous leukemia patients in about two hours.

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