Becton Dickinson's BD Diagnostics segment said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the BD ProbeTec Trichomonas vaginalis Qx Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper System with XTR technology.

The assay qualitatively detects T. vaginalis DNA in endocervical and vaginal samples as well as neat urine specimens to aid in the diagnosis of trichomoniasis. The test was previously CE marked for in vitro diagnostic use.

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