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ParagonDx Signs on Partner for Warfarin PGx Test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – ParagonDx said today that Iverson Genetic Diagnostics will use its pharmacogenomics test to determine warfarin sensitivity among patients taking the blood thinner.
 
IGD is a Seattle-based CLIA-certified lab that had been using a blood-based method for determining warfarin dosing, Research Triangle Park, NC-based ParagonDx said. Now, it will use a saliva-based test that incorporates ParagonDx’s technology and provides results the same day, as opposed to in two to three days with the blood-based test.
 
Terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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