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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Vela Diagnostics announced today that its Real-Time PCR-based Sentosa SA ZIKV RT-PCR Test has been approved by the Singapore Health Sciences Authority for in vitro diagnostic use.

The firm's test, which detects Zika in samples with a low viral load, can now be used in Singapore to identify and differentiate Zika in patients suspected to suffer from Zika infections. The test is validated for plasma, serum, and urine samples, alongside patient-matched serum or plasma.

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