Originally published Oct. 15.

Quest Diagnostics has launched its own BRCA genetic test less than a week after it asked a court to determine whether its offering infringes patent claims underlying competitor Myriad Genetics' assay.

In launching BRCAvantage, Quest will go up against Myriad, the market leader in the space with its BRACAnalysis test. Both of these tests gauge mutations in BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes associated with increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

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