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CGC Genetics Gets California Clinical Lab License

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CGC Genetics, a Portugal-based medical genetics lab firm, today said that it recently gained a Clinical Laboratory License from the State of California.

The company said that the license would enable it to resume previous collaborations with California institutions. CGC provides genetic diagnostic testing with a specialty in rare diseases, and runs microarray-based tests.

The firm was one of 13 lab operators that received a notice from the California Department of Public Health last June ordering the labs to cease offering genetic testing services without a license from the state or a physician order. The letters were in response to the growing number of firms offering genetics scans directly to consumers.

However, CGC has pointed out that it does not offer tests directly to consumers.