NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid has received CE marking on a rapid test for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, the firm announced today, and the new test is available immediately in all countries recognizing the CE mark.

The Xpert Xpress Flu/RSV runs on the firm's GeneXpert platform and provides results in about 30 minutes. The assay features a novel design employing multiple targets for each virus, with redundancy providing high sensitivity and mitigating the impact of seasonal drift, the firm said.

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