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PCR-based diagnostics

The firm's Life Sciences segment grew 10 percent year over year during the quarter while its Diagnostics segment was up 4 percent.

The enteric panel detects the viral cause of infectious diarrhea symptoms including norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, human astrovirus, and sapovirus.

Precipio said that its ICE COLD-PCR reagents will be sold with PerkinElmer's DNA/RNA extraction and isolation products.

The company had been warned in March that it failed to meet a listing requirement calling for a minimum $1 per share closing price of its common stock.

Clinical research has shown that the assay exhibited 100 percent sensitivity compared to culture-based testing methods, Hologic said.

Clinicians are using Roche's Cobas Omni Utility Channel to run lab-developed PCR tests alongside in vitro diagnostic kits, freeing valuable resources for labs.

At the recent CVS, the two large health systems described introducing Cepheid platforms for flu testing across rural and satellite locations.

A rapid PCR respiratory panel enabled the hospital to avoid antibiotics in 89 out of 295 pediatric patients in a one-year period.

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 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. 

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