Abbott this week said it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to market the Abbott RealTime HBV assay for measuring the viral load of hepatitis B in patients.

Abbott said that the assay is based on real-time PCR and is available for laboratories that use Abbott's m2000 automated molecular diagnostic testing system; and is the only FDA-approved test capable of automating HBV viral load testing from sample extraction to final result.

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