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Diatherix Laboratories Releases First Clinically Available Test For Confirmation of The Swine Flu Virus
Date:5/7/2009

elopment of the Tem-PCR avian flu test for the Asian strain of H5N1 as well as a respiratory infection differentiation test used during the SARS outbreak in China. These tests played a significant role in preventing the spread of SARS and avian flu in Asia.

"Since the Diatherix test allows physicians to quickly differentiate H1N1 patients from those who have similar symptoms, infected patients can be provided proper antiviral therapy in a timely manner," said Dennis Grimaud, chief executive officer of Diatherix Laboratories. "A rapid confirmation of H1N1 patients can mitigate many of the negative economic and social impacts associated with infectious disease outbreaks. For example, if in 24 hours or less we could verify a suspected student was not infected with the H1N1 virus, this could prevent a school district from closing."

For information on using the Diatherix Tem-PCR test for the H1N1 virus, please visit the company's web site at www.diatherix.com or call (866) 656-1179.

Diatherix Laboratories Inc. is located in the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Ala. Diatherix operates as an independent CLIA-certified clinical laboratory providing advanced multiplex molecular diagnostic services such as Tem-PCR to identify infectious disease to hospitals and the healthcare community. In addition to the H1N1 test, the company has testing panels for other respiratory infections, healthcare-associated infections and Staphylococcus. Diagnostic Network Alliance (DNA), with representative offices throughout the United States, is the exclusive US distributor for Diatherix Laboratory. DNA and Diatherix Laboratories share corporate administrative headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn.

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