NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Luminex announced today that it has received US Food and Drug Administration approval for its Aries Group B Streptococcus (GBS) assay for antepartum detection of GBS colonization in pregnant women.

The test runs on Luminex's real-time PCR-based sample-to-answer Aries system and is designed to detect GBS nucleic acid from 18 to 24 hour Lim broth enriched vaginal-rectal swab specimens obtained from pregnant women.

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