NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – US Senators are urging the Obama Administration to release draft guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration covering the regulation of laboratory-developed tests.

Last week in a letter to Brian Deese, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, five Senate Democrats called for "prompt action in releasing draft guidelines" on LDTs "to ensure appropriate and efficient oversight of diagnostic tools can move forward in an open and transparent manner."

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