NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Two private health insurers have added Clinical Data's genetic test for the heart disorder long QT syndrome to their reimbursement policies, the company said late last week.
 
The company did not disclose the names of the new insurers that have added the Familion LQTS test, which it offers through its PGxHealth division, but said these reimbursement policies will expand coverage for the test from around 49 million people as of the end of 2007 to around 65 million people.
 

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