NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid has launched a CE marked bladder cancer test that is currently commercially available in Germany and will launch throughout Europe in the coming months.

The Xpert Bladder Cancer Monitor test runs on the firm's GeneXpert molecular diagnostics system. It has about a 94 percent negative predictive value, so could be particularly useful in more confidently ruling out bladder cancer and reducing the need for more invasive testing, Cepheid said.

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