NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Laboratory Corporation of America is planning on expanding its portfolio of genomics-based diagnostics, CEO David King said this week at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.

"We never want to get away from the core [testing] business, because the core business is very fundamental to the delivery of healthcare and to patient care," King said in his presentation, which was webcast. "But we want to migrate the business to where we can continue to be seen as a value adder in the value chain."

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