The story has been corrected to say that certification from New York is for AssureRx's laboratory not its GeneSightRx test.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York State Department of Health has certified AssureRx's laboratory, allowing residents in the state access to the company's pharmacogenomic test, GeneSightRx.

As a result of the approval, the Mason, Ohio-based company's laboratory is certified to analyze DNA samples for pharmacogenomic testing in all 50 states.

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