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New fast anthrax test approved by the FDA

The US FDA has approved a blood test for anthrax which produces fast and accurate results. Previously, samples had to be sent to a lab in Atlanta from which time it took four hours to produce a result. The new test, Anthrax Quick ELISA can be done at any local health facility or lab in about an hour. Early detection of the disease allows prompt treatment.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Forbes - Health Day

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About: New fast anthrax test approved by the FDA

Date: 29 October 2004

Source: Forbes - Health Day

Author: Holly VanScoy


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