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Luminex Corporation Receives U.S. FDA Clearance for New, Front Line Respiratory Viral Panel Test
Date:7/19/2011

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  • Non-specific influenza A
  • H1 subtype
  • H3 subtype
  • Influenza B
  • Metapneumovirus (hMPV)
  • Adenovirus
  • Entero-Rhinovirus

  • With minimal hands-on-time from laboratory staff, xTAG RVP FAST offers clinical and diagnostic laboratories the ability to rapidly provide actionable patient results to physicians. In addition to cost and time savings for the laboratory, earlier detection and differentiation between viral and bacterial infections facilitate appropriate physician treatment decisions, improving patient care and helping to reduce healthcare costs.

    "Clearance of xTAG RVP Fast allows us to provide clinical laboratories with a new diagnostic tool to help manage their patients with influenza-like illness," said Patrick Balthrop president and CEO of Luminex. "Luminex is recognized for its leadership in the area of infectious disease multiplexing assays, and particularly in respiratory viral testing and we are pleased to provide a range of testing options that meet our customers' needs and ultimately improve healthcare for patients worldwide."

    In addition to xTAG RVP FAST, Luminex's growing family of molecular diagnostic products for infectious diseases include:

    • xTAG RVP which received FDA approval in January 2008 as the first respiratory viral panel testing for 12 viruses including H1N1 and was awarded the 2010 Prix Galien Award for Best Medical Technology.
    • xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP) which received CE mark approval in May 2011 and was recently used as a first-line screen in the management of the E. coli outbreak in Europe.
    • MultiCode-RTx Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1&2, the first FDA approved PCR-based qualitative test for detection and typing of HSV-1 or HSV-2.

    The xTAG RVP FAST panel is built on the versatile Luminex® 100/200™ platform th
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