Abbott Lyme Disease Assay, Sample-Prep Method for Plex-ID Underscores Platform's MDx Potential | GenomeWeb

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Scientists at Abbott subsidiary Ibis Biosciences have developed an assay to detect and genotype Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium responsible for causing Lyme disease in humans, using Abbott's Plex-ID microbial identification system.

The assay, which is currently for research use only, has sensitivity and specificity comparable to that of the current gold standard diagnostic method, a two-tiered serology-based test that can take as long as a month to provide a definitive result.

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