NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CardioDx today announced that national Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA will cover the company's Corus CAD gene expression test for coronary artery disease.

Since launching Corus CAD as a laboratory-developed test in 2009, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based cardiovascular genomics testing firm has been collecting clinical utility and cost data to expand insurance reimbursement of the test, which is used to determine which patients have or don't have CAD.

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