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FDA clears ACC's (Associates of Cape Cod's) fungal diagnostic:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The US FDA has given Associates of Cape Cod (ACC) clearance to market its serological assay for the qualitative detection of beta-glucan in patients with symptoms of, or medical conditions predisposing them to, invasive fungal infection, and as an aid in the diagnosis of deep-seated mycoses and fungemias. The Glucatell test measures (1,3)-beta-D-glucan, a fungal wall compound that is shed into the blood during fungal infections. In a recent study, the test resulted in a median of 12 days advance indication of fungal infection, as compared with conventional diagnostic procedures, claims the East Falmouth, Massachusetts firm, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seikagaku.

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