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Machaon Diagnostics, an independent laboratory for testing bleeding and clotting disorders, has launched a same-day genetic testing service for patients prescribed the anticoagulant warfarin.

The company said that it is charging under $200 per test for doctors, hospitals, and clinics that sign up for the service. Once doctors submit patients' blood samples, Machaon's laboratory will test for variations in CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genes. It is estimated that around 40 percent of the general population has at least one of these genetic variations.

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