NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The American Medical Association this week issued a new CPT Proprietary Analyses (PLA) code for Exosome Diagnostics' ExoDx Prostate (IntelliScore) test. The new 0005U code becomes effective on May 1 and is specific to Exosome's test. Exosome said that being assigned the new code is a crucial step to expanding commercialization of its test in the US.

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