A LIMS1 gene variant appeared to coincide with increased risk of allograft rejection in kidney transplant recipients.
The company's new KidneyCare test will include AlloSure for rejection, AlloMap for quiescence, and Cibiltech's AI algorithm for graft health information.
The company reported $26 million in total revenues for the quarter and said that testing services revenues more than doubled year over year.
The diagnostic will now be a contracted service with Anthem Blue Cross of California and 10 of its affiliated health plans.
The companies will commercialize Predigraft, a data analysis tool that provides early predictions of risk for allograft rejection and transplant loss.
The acquisition of OTTR Complete Transplant Management will enable CareDx to integrate the EMRs of patients at transplant centers with longitudinal patient surveillance data.
The company filed its first suit against Natera in March, claiming the firm's kidney transplant test infringes patents underlying CareDx's AlloSure test.
In a retrospective analysis, UK researchers found that long-read sequencing of HLA genes in stem cell transplantation donors and recipients led to better outcomes.
The Medicare contractor said in its draft guidance it would provide limited coverage for the cell-free DNA assay, which should be used as a supplemental test.
CareDx claims that Natera is infringing on two of its patents related to non-invasive monitoring of organ transplant rejection through cell-free DNA analysis.
Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.
The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.
Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.
In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.