Sensitivity problems with rapid antigen tests are also helping the more accurate rapid molecular tests gain wider acceptance, manufacturers said.
The investment bank gave the company's stock an Outperform rating with a target price of $90 per share.
Danish IVD firm BioPorto will distribute a version of its NGAL Test for use on the Cobas c 501/
Alere received FDA 510(k) clearances for four tests, including those for influenza A and B, strep A, and RNA-based respiratory syncytial virus.
The immunochromatographic approach detects not only the presence of a substance in a sample, but its amount by visualizing its concentration using gold nanoparticles.
Within the centralized and point-of-care solutions business, integrated serum work area solutions drove growth with immunodiagnostics sales rising 13 percent.
A jury agreed that Ariosa's noninvasive prenatal test infringed several claims in two patents held by Illumina.
The test has been validated for use with the same full set of female urogenital specimens that are used with Cobas NT/NG testing, as well as for use with male urine.
The Ventana MMR IHC Panel is for detecting certain proteins associated with mismatch repair, and for differentiating between sporadic colorectal cancer and probable Lynch syndrome.