NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Health Canada has approved Spartan Bioscience's non-invasive genetic test for determining within an hour whether a person has CYP2C19 genetic mutations.

According to the company, its Spartan RX CYP2C19 System is the "first near-patient DNA test for personalized medicine" approved by health authorities in Canada. The test gauges CYP2C19 mutations, associated with repose to the antiplatelet drug Plavix and a number of other medications, from a cheek swab.

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