NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – CardioDx today announced that Aetna has established a clinical policy for the Corus CAD gene expression test for coronary artery disease.

As a result, members of Aetna and Coventry Health Care will have access to the test. According to Aetna's website, it serves about 44 million lives. Coventry, which Aetna acquired in 2013, has about 5 million members. CardioDx said that Aetna considers the test medically necessary for evaluating non-diabetic adults with chest pain or anginal equivalent symptoms but who have no prior history of obstructive CAD.

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