FDA Questions Drug Store Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
November 9, 2010
On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter warning Identigene that its over-the-counter test to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea has not been approved by the agency. The product is being sold at most Rite Aid stores.
The product is a urine collection kit that retails for $20. The consumer mails the urine sample, along with a $99 laboratory processing fee, to Identigene's lab. Results are made available two to three days after Identigene receives the sample, according to the Salt Lake City-based company.
New York Times
11.05.2010; Andrew Pollack
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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