Respiratory infection test now available to doctors, clinics
The Alere i RSV test is the first molecular test that can be used to detect RSV in 13 minutes or less, according to a press release.
Respiratory syncytial virus is a respiratory virus that infects a person’s lungs and breathing passages, and is the most common cause of bronchiolitis, which is the inflammation of the small airways in the lung.
“Our innovative Alere i platform now offers the key trio of respiratory assays for rapid molecular detection of RSV, Influenza A & B and Strep A in a broad range of healthcare settings,” Avi Pelossof, Alere's global president of infectious disease, said in the press release.
“Health care providers can now deploy the power of rapid molecular testing to quickly and accurately differentiate these potentially serious infections and link patients to the appropriate treatment,” Pelossof said.
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Alere Inc. 51 Sawyer Road Waltham, MA 02453
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD 20903