NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Response Genetics today announced it has signed contracts with health plans across 10 states.

The new agreements are with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Arizona, Iowa, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. Additionally, the Los Angeles-based molecular diagnostics firm inked a deal with an independent physician association covering two states in the Northwest part of the US and an agreement with a commercial health plan covering two states in the Northeast region of the US.

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