NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today announced it has received confirmation of Medicare coverage for its clopidogrel response test.

National Government Services, the Medicare fiscal intermediary for Connecticut, has confirmed coverage for Transgenomic's Clopidogrel Genetic Absorption Activation Panel, or C-GAAP, providing 48 million Americans currently on Medicare access to the test, formerly called PGxPredict: Clopidogrel.

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