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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Results of a recent study have shown that the BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel (RP) detects one third fewer cases of Bortedella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough, when compared to standard PCR-based assays.

However, representatives at BioFire, a BioMérieux subsidiary, told GenomeWeb that this result was not unexpected, and the more specific target in its test has the advantage of reducing the number of false positive results.

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