Navigenics has added five new health conditions to its genetic screening test panel and improved its screening tests for Alzheimer’s disease, the company announced this week.

Navigenics' $2,500 Health Compass service, launched in 2007 to screen for the genetic risk of 23 conditions, now screens for five additional health conditions: deep vein thrombosis, hemochromatosis, lactose intolerance, melanoma, and sarcoidosis.

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