NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – IntelligentMDx today announced it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its molecular diagnostic test for vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

IMDx's assay detects the presence of vanA and vanB genes that have been associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci, which are responsible for healthcare-related infections that include surgical wounds, urinary tract, and bloodstream infections.

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