NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Quidel said today that it has received de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Lyra Direct Strep multiplex real-time PCR assay.

The new test detects and differentiates between pyogenic Group A and pyogenic C or G streptococcal throat infections.

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