NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its OVA1 test for helping physicians determine if a woman is at risk for a malignant pelvic mass prior to surgery.

The Fremont, Calif.-based firm developed the test in collaboration with Quest Diagnostics, which has exclusive rights to offer the test to the clinical lab market in the US for three years. It expects the test to be on the market in the fourth quarter of this year.

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