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New York State Clears Pathway Genomics' Weight Management Gene Test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pathway Genomics said today that it has received a Clinical Laboratory Permit from the New York State Department of Health for healthcare providers to offer the Pathway Fit genetic test in the state.

The Pathway Fit tests for genes associated with food metabolism and response to exercise, and is used to provide "actionable recommendations" to help people lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, and tailor their diets based on genetics, the company said.

The laboratory of San Diego-based Pathway received a CLIA Certificate of Accreditation in 2011 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A handful of states require additional regulatory approval for certain tests to be offered to patients from those states, however.

During the summer, Pathway announced a deal with Parkway Laboratory Service to offer the Fit test in Singapore.