Gen-Probe said this week that its Prodesse subsidiary has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its ProAdeno+ assay for qualitative detection of human adenovirus.

The test uses multiplex real-time PCR to detect human adenovirus DNA in nasopharyngeal specimens obtained from people exhibiting signs and symptoms of acute respiratory infection. It can detect, but not differentiate among, adenovirus serotypes 1-51, Gen-Probe said.

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