logo
  

Quest Diagnostics Announces Nationwide Availability Of Monkeypox Virus Testing

Quest Diagnostics (DGX) announced the nationwide availability of its lab-developed molecular diagnostic test to aid in the diagnosis of infection with the monkeypox virus, with plans to launch the CDC's orthopoxvirus test in the first half of August.

The company's novel dual-target real-time polymerase chain reaction or PCR test is believed to be the first commercially available test developed and offered by a national laboratory provider to aid in the qualitative detection and differentiation of monkeypox virus (West African clade) DNA from other non-variola orthopoxviruses.

With the new automated test, Quest noted that it expects to be able to perform about 30,000 monkeypox virus tests a week by the end of July. Depending on demand, Quest could expand capacity for monkeypox testing across other advanced laboratories in its national network.

In addition, Quest is currently validating the orthopoxvirus test from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the goal to provide it as an additional test option to physicians in the first half of August.

For More Such Health News, visit rttnews.com

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
American Honda Motor Co, Inc. has recalled about 2,900 units of 2022 model year Honda TRX90X All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) sold in the United States for possible crash and injury hazard, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC. The Laundress, a unit of Conopco Inc. d/b/a Unilever, is recalling around 8 million laundry and household cleaning products citing risk of exposure to bacteria, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall involves Laundress laundry detergent, fabric conditioner and other cleaning products. Tesla Inc. has delivered its first Semi, a heavy-duty electric truck, to its customer PepsiCo Inc. during an event at its Nevada Gigafactory. The delivery of 500-mile fully electric Semi truck comes five years after the launch of the truck's prototype in 2017. During Thursday night's Semi Delivery Event at Tesla's Sparks, Nevada factory, CEO Elon Musk, with Dan Priestly, ...
Follow RTT