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Correlagen and Cerner Bring Genetic Tests to Clinics

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Clients of health-IT company Cerner will be able to order genetic tests from Correlagen and receive results through Cerner's Millennium product, Correlagen Diagnostics said today.

 

The agreement will allow "a physician to select and accurately transmit a genetic test order to the reference lab," said JP Fingado, Cerner vice president and general manager, in a statement.

 

Financial details were not disclosed.

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