LabCorp to Sell Roche's AmpliChip CYP450 Assay

Laboratory Corporation of America will sell Roche Diagnostics' Amplichip Cytochrome P450 2D6/2C19 genotyping and phenotyping assay, the company said this week.

The assay was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in January, and 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 (see BAN 1/5/2005).

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