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Qiagen NeuMoDx MPXV Test Strip

Qiagen has launched the NeuMoDx MPXV Test Strip, a research-use-only multiplex assay that identifies both clades of monkeypox. The test comprises DNA extraction from lesion fluid swabs to isolate target nucleic acids followed by real-time PCR. It is designed as a dual-target assay to reduce false negatives, and provides results in about 70 minutes running on Qiagen's NeuMoDx and NeuMoDx 288 Molecular Systems. Test strips and core reagents and consumables are ready to use, can remain on board a NeuMoDx system for a minimum of seven days, and can be loaded while the system is operating, Qiagen noted.