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NEW YORK – Natera said on Thursday that it has received a final local coverage determination (LCD) from Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA for its Prospera organ transplant rejection test for kidney transplant patients.

Effective Feb. 3, 2020, the donor-derived cell-free DNA test will be covered for all kidney transplant recipients, including those with multiple kidney transplants, marking a coverage expansion from the initial draft LCD. The test identifies both T-cell mediated and antibody-mediated rejection.

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