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FDA approves Abbott’s molecular Zika virus test

3 February 2017 | By Niamh Marriott, Digital Editor

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised Abbott’s molecular test to detect Zika virus in whole blood (when collected alongside a patient-matched serum or plasma sample) for emergency use. This is the first molecular test made by a commercial manufacturer authorised to detect Zika in whole blood samples;…