NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Veracyte announced yesterday that its Afirma Gene Expression Classifier has received positive policy coverage decisions by Health Care Service Corporation, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and New York's Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

The Afirma GEC employs a 142-gene signature to identify benign thyroid nodules in patients whose fine needle aspiration biopsies are deemed indeterminate following traditional cytopathology review and thus face a potentially unnecessary diagnostic surgery.

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