70 min test approved for Canada

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70 min test approved for Canada

Link: Cepheid Receives Health Canada Medical Device License for Xpert MRSA(TM) Test and GeneXpert(R) System: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance.

Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD - News) today announced that Health Canada has issued a medical device license for the Xpert(TM) MRSA test for the rapid detection of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on nasal swabs and the GeneXpert� System. Xpert MRSA test results are available in approximately 70 minutes thereby enabling rapid identification of carriers of the potential pathogen in less than two hours, from the acquisition of the patient sample to returning the result to the floor.

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