NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Quidel said after the close of the market on Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's AmpliVue Bordetella Assay. 

The assay detects Bordetella pertussis nucleic acids isolated from nasopharyngeal swab specimens from patients suspected of having a respiratory tract infection due to the bacteria, which causes whooping cough. 

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