ChemTrak gets US clearance for rapid Helicobacter pylori test:
This article was originally published in Clinica
ChemTrak has received US clearance for doctors' office use of its rapid H pylori test. The single-use, whole-blood kit will be sold in the US by Astra Merck as a companion to its anti-secretory agent, Prilosec (omeprazole). Omeprazole is approved for use with Abbott's antibiotic, Biaxin (clarithromycin), for H pylori eradication. Anglo-Australian company Cortecs International received US clearance for its rapid, whole-blood H pylori test in June (see Clinica No 708, p 16).