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The clearance marks the first time that the tests have been indicated to follow a new paradigm in which two enzyme immunoassay tests can be conducted concurrently or sequentially, the FDA said.

Abbott said that its Afinion HbA1c assay used to diagnose diabetes could eventually be made available in physicians' offices through a CLIA waiver.

Included in the 510(k) clearances was one for AMS Diagnostics' Liasys 600 Electrolyte Measurement System for measuring sodium, chloride, and potassium in human serum.

The Frederick, Maryland-based firm has received regulatory clearance for a multiplexed array-based assay after more than 15 years in development.

The test, cleared for use with Quidel’s Triage MeterPro instrument, uses monoclonal antibodies that are specific for the metabolites of nine drug classes.

Applied BioCode said that it now has access to higher volume laboratories that use the Roche MagNa Pure 96 System for sample extraction.

The diagnostic can now be used to identify patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who may benefit from first-line treatment with Keytruda.

Siemens Healthineers received clearance for its Dimension Exl High-Sensitivity Troponin I Assay used to diagnose acute myocardial infarction.

The assay is for detecting varicella-zoster virus in cerebrospinal fluid and can be used with the firm's Liaison MDx instrument.

The digital pathology system can be used for primary diagnosis as a result of the 510(k) clearance, which followed a multicenter study conducted at five clinical sites.

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