FDA Clears Rapid Test To Screen For Bacterial Contamination In Blood Platelets

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Bacterial Contamination In Blood Platelets


FDA has cleared for marketing the first rapid test to detect bacterial contamination in blood platelets prior to transfusion.

The Platelet Pan Genera Detection (PGD) Test System is a disposable test strip for use in a hospital transfusion service setting. It is intended to supplement current quality control testing methods used by blood establishments following collection of platelets using an automated instrument.

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