NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Crescendo Bioscience today announced Medicare is covering its Vectra DA test for rheumatoid arthritis.

Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA has established national coverage for the South San Francisco, Calif. firm's test for assessing RA activity, in conjunction with standard clinical assessment, in adults who previously were diagnosed with the disease.

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