NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration has granted CLIA waiver to a point-of-care molecular influenza assay from Roche, the company announced today.

Run on the firm's Cobas Liat platform, the fully-automated test detects and differentiates influenza A and B in about 20 minutes using real-time PCR, Roche said.

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