Quick test for PD patient infections

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A new rapid, noninvasive test that can detect infections among peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients has earned the “Conformité Européene” (CE) mark. This mark means that a product may be marketed within the European Economic Area.

The regulatory submissions are supported by positive results from a Phase 3 S-TRAC, (Sunitinib Trial in Adjuvant Renal Cancer) study.

Mologic (Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, UK) has launched the point-of-care test PERiPLEX. The test was created for use in the home by PD patients or their caregivers, and takes 10 minutes for a result.

Peritonitis at the PD catheter insertion site traditionally has been detected when the