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Luminex Corporation Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Zika Virus Molecular Detection Assay

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (LMNX) today announced that it has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a multiplex nucleic acid test designed to detect Zika virus RNA in potentially infected patients using their blood serum, plasma, or urine (collected alongside a patient-matched serum or plasma specimen).

Designed by Luminex partner, GenArraytion, Inc., the xMAP® MultiFLEX™ Zika RNA Assay detects Zika viral RNA in serum, plasma, or urine (collected alongside a patient-matched serum or plasma specimen). The Zika virus can be detected in blood and urine, and in July 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to clinicians to recommend serum and urine testing for specimens collected < 14 days after symptom onset. The xMAP® MultiFLEX™ Zika RNA Assay has not been FDA cleared or approved and is only authorized for use for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of the emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection of Zika virus and/or diagnosis of Zika virus infection.

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