NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Millennium Health announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide its Millennium PGT pharmacogenomics test to the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Financial and other terms of the contract were not disclosed. 

Millennium PGT analyzes clinically relevant genetic variants for 14 genes related to certain pain and mental health medication responses to help guide clinicians' prescribing decisions.

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