Medical diagnostic test kit maker Meridian Bioscience, Inc. yesterday said it has obtained Food and Drug Administration clearance for its novel rapid test, ImmunoCard STAT! CAMPY to detect Campylobacter.

Campylobacter bacteria is one of the common causes of diarrhea and food-borne illness in the U.S, where about 20 million stool culture tests are done every year to diagnose Campylobacteriosis.

Meridian said that ImmunoCard STAT! CAMPY, by means of a simple procedure, could provide results in 20 minutes. The testing technique is also free from the problems associated with the presently used method of culture testing.

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