FDA Clears Quidel's QuickVue Swine Flu Test

Thu, 09/17/2009 - 5:40am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The FDA approved a version of Quidel Corp.'s QuickVue flu test that can detect swine flu, the company said Thursday. Quidel said the FDA approved a package insert that includes cultures taken from swine flu strains. The QuickVue Influenza A+B test can detect the flu within about 10 minutes after a swab is taken from a patient's nose. The company said QuickVue test sales surged in the third quarter, and it is now producing the tests seven days a week to meet demand.

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