This article has been updated with additional details on the coverage criteria of the LCD.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomic Health today announced that Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA has issued a draft local coverage determination for its Oncotype DX prostate cancer test.

The draft LCD recommends coverage of the test for qualified Medicare patients "to help determine which patients with early-stage, needle biopsy proven prostate cancer can be conservatively managed rather than treated with definitive surgery or radiation therapy."

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