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Quest Diagnostics Introduces First Commercial Laboratory Test for Identifying the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus
Date:5/11/2009

virus infection, some state and county public health authorities now only require confirmatory testing for specimens from certain high risk patients or under certain circumstances.

With the availability of the Focus Diagnostics Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) RNA Real-Time RT-PCR Test, physicians will be able to submit patient specimens that are found to be positive for Influenza virus type A through testing performed by a Quest Diagnostics' regional laboratory or other private clinical laboratory to Focus Diagnostics' reference laboratory for novel H1N1 laboratory testing. A physician that believes a patient is at high risk of novel H1N1 infection may order the new Focus Diagnostics test to aid the diagnosis of Influenza virus type A infection, including the novel H1N1 virus. Focus Diagnostics would also submit those test specimens found to be positive as well as the test results to the appropriate public health authorities, as required by local public health guidelines.

"The availability of the new Focus Diagnostics laboratory test will enable physicians and hospitals to quickly identify patients infected with S-OIV and differentiate them from patients infected with other Influenza A strains," said Jay M. Lieberman, M.D., medical director, Focus Diagnostics. "We will continue to aid our public health colleagues in responding to the H1N1 outbreak, and encourage clinicians to follow testing guidelines provided by public health authorities."

Focus Diagnostics has collaborated with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other public health agencies to help identify and develop diagnostic tests for emerging infectious diseases. Focus Diagnostics was instrumental in developing the first laboratory developed test for West Nile Virus after it was identified in New York in 1999. Focus Diagnostics also introduced the first laboratory developed test for SARS and the first FDA-cl
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