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The panel is the first offering in an anticipated menu of clinical microbiology and infectious disease tests. 

GSK will use the Breath Biopsy to assess whether the right treatment for the right patient can be identified, and to evaluate its drug candidate for COPD.

Diagenics will distribute in Great Britain and Ireland ProAxsis' immunoassay for measuring only the active form of neutrophil elastase. 

While point-of-care molecular testing of patients with respiratory illness wasn't associated with lower antibiotic use, patients tested had shorter drug courses.

The firm said that its test is the first on the market to detect RSV infection at the point of care in 13 minutes or less.

This is the first assay approved on the firm's next-generation platform-based immunoassay testing system, with assays for influenza and Strep A to follow. 

The IGRA testing market is ballooning as industrialized nations try to curb the spread of tuberculosis, but the assays still fall short in certain settings and patient populations.

Commenters told the FDA that antigen-based rapid influenza diagnostic tests have performed poorly, and the reclassification will "mitigate" health risks. 

CLIA waivers are driving the promise of MDx uptake in physicians’ offices, but achieving adoption in larger settings will remain a strategic imperative.

Among people with a wheeze, the test people can identify people with asthma, but among the asymptomatic public, it is better at identifying people who don't have asthma.