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

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Bacterial Contamination In Blood Platelets

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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.