NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MDxHealth today announced New York has certified the company's prostate cancer test, allowing MDxHealth to offer the test to residents in the state.

The company can now offer the ConfirmMDx test in all 50 states in the US. The epigenetics-based test, which was launched in May 2012, uses tissue obtained from a previous negative prostate biopsy to differentiate patients with true negative results from those who are at high risk for missed cancer.

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