NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration has granted Cepheid clearance to market the Xpert Carba-R test, the firm announced today.

According to the company, it is the first FDA-cleared test to detect and differentiate carbapenemase genes in pure bacterial isolates that were previously determined to be non-responsive to carbapenem antibiotics, considered the last line of defense to treat infections. The test identifies 5 families of carbapenem resistance genes in carbapenem-producing organisms (CPOs), including KPC, NDM, VIM, OXA-48, and IMP.

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