NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Veracyte said today that Highmark and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey issued positive coverage policies for the company's Afirma Gene Expression Classifier.

Both insurers are affiliated with Blue Cross Blue Shield and have classified Veracyte's genomic test as medically necessary for use in evaluating thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration biopsies that are indeterminate following traditional cytopathology review. The Afirma GEC test helps physicians determine which patients may need surgery as part of a thyroid cancer diagnosis.

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