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LabCorp to Sell Roche s AmpliChip CYP450 Assay

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (GenomeWeb News) - Laboratory Corporation of America will sell Roche Diagnostics' Cytochrome AmpliChip P450 2D6/2C19 genotyping and phenotyping assay, the company said today.


The assay, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in January, is designed to identify multiple genetic variants in two cytochrome P450 genes, CYP2D6 and CYP2C19, which metabolize 40 to 45 percent of all prescription drugs, including antidepressants, pain relievers, and cardiovascular agents.


This summer, the reference lab helped validate the chip for Roche, and worked with the Swiss diagnostic giant evaluate its research leukemia microarray, which is currently in development.

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