NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rosetta Genomics said today that the New York State Department of Health Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program has approved the use of the firm’s microRNA-based test for differentiating squamous from non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.
 
Rehovot, Israel-based Rosetta said that the test classifies squamous-cell carcinoma of the lung with sensitivity of 96 percent and specificity of 90 percent. It is Rosetta’s first molecular test to be commercialized.
 

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