By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Veracyte said today that Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA has agreed to cover its Afirma Gene Expression Classifier for use in thyroid nodule diagnosis.

The coverage decision means that Veracyte's genomic test "is now accessible to 40 million Medicare patients nationwide," the company said.

The Afirma test is intended to determine whether inconclusive thyroid nodule results are benign or suspicious for cancer.

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