"This test really comes in response to the needs of the time. This is likely going to be a very confusing influenza season."

— David Persing executive VP chief medical and technology officer at Cepheid, on a new test his company developed that it says is one of the first that can actually differentiate between each strain of influenza in a record time of 45 minutes, "Cepheid's GeneXpert System can identify flu strains in 45 minutes."