NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Abbott today announced the US Food and Drug Administration approved its RealTime CMV molecular test, the only commercially available cytomegalovirus test that can amplify two select regions of the CMV genome, according to the company.

The dual target capability of the assay reduces the risk of underquantitation or failure to detect the virus, a known concern with CMV infections because of possible mutations of the virus, Abbott said.

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