NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Focus Diagnostics, a Quest Diagnostics subsidiary, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for additional strains on its Simplexa molecular test kit for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus.

The new clearance adds 46 additional strains of influenza A and B— including 20 avian influenza A and two swine influenza virus — and seven RSV strains. The test now detects a total of 92 strains of flu and RSV, which it said in a statement is more than any other FDA-cleared molecular test kit.

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