NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An assay from Grifols to detect four species of Babesia can now be used under a US Food and Drug Administration Investigational New Drug study for blood screening at selected US blood banks.

The assay runs on the Procleix Panther system and detects B. microti, B. duncani, B. divergens, and B. venatorum parasites that can be transmitted by tick bites or blood donation.

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