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ABBOTT ROLLING OUT LCx CHLAMYDIA TEST IN U.S. FOLLOWING 510(K) CLEARANCE; CORPORATE SALES HIT $10 BIL. IN 1995, UP 9.6%; HOSPITAL/LAB SALES GAIN 4.6%

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Abbott Laboratories is launching its LCx gene amplification test for chlamydia following receipt of 510(k) clearance from FDA on Dec. 8. The urine-based test is the first semi-automated gene amplification test to reach the U.S. market.

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