SARS-CoV-2 Test Development Information

Value of Rapid Testing

What is Xpert Xpress?

Time to result is crucial, yet the answers clinicians need have not always been available in time to make the greatest impact on patient care. Until now.

Cepheid’s new Xpert Xpress family of products was designed to get high quality, accurate results into the hands of clinicians when the medical value is highest.

Rapidly emerging resistant bacteria threaten the extraordinary health benefits that have been achieved with antibiotics. This crisis is global, reflecting the worldwide overuse of these drugs and the lack of development of new antibiotic agents by pharmaceutical companies to address the challenge."

Bartlett JG, Gilbert DN, Spellberg B. Seven ways to preserve the miracle of antibiotics. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;56(10):1445–1450.

Medical Value: Patient Impact

  • Reduce additional office visits
  • Delivery of appropriate therapy

Efficiency: Economic Impact

  • Reduce unnecessary antibiotics
  • Improve sample to result workflow

Reputation: Community Impact

  • Lower transmission rates
  • Increased patient satisfaction

Available Tests: Activate the Power of Now!

Xpert Xpress tests:

Cepheid’s Xpress portfolio is just getting started! With more Xpress products on the way, including tests for Vaginitis and Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, Xpress is the next diagnostic game-changer!

Xpert Xpress Strep A and Xpert Xpress Flu are in vitro Diagnostic devices that are FDA cleared for use in Moderate Complexity or CLIA waived settings.
Xpert Xpress Flu/RSV is an in vitro Diagnostic device that is FDA cleared for use in a moderate complexity setting only. It is pending FDA clearance for CLIA waiver status and final performance characteristics to be established as part of the FDA review.