FDA Gives Approval to CDC’s Optimizd H1N1 Influenza Test

June 27, 2010

An H1N1 influenza test developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used to diagnose human infections of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus has been approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The approval was given on June 22, store 2010.

The test is called the “CDC Influenza 2009 A (H1N1) pdm Real-Time RT-PCR Panel (IVD).”

According to a CDC news release, no rx the test “will help ensure the accuracy of influenza testing results among the different qualified laboraories that conduct influenza subtype testing in the United States and abroad.”  The new test will be used in place of the previous real-time RT-PCR test used during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

The test will be made available soon to laboratories that are CDC-qualified.

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