By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Laboratory Corporation of America said today it has extended its tender offer for Orchid Cellmark.

The tender offer was originally set to expire on Tuesday, but now will expire on June 1, 6 p.m. EDT.

The company also said that it has received a request from the US Federal Trade Commission for additional information concerning its $85.4 million purchase of Orchid.

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