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Prenetics ColoClear by Circle

Prenetics has launched ColoClear by Circle, its non-invasive stool DNA test to detect colon cancer, in Hong Kong. The at-home screening test combines the firm's novel stool DNA technology with a fecal immunochemical test to detect multiple DNA biomarkers and blood cells that can indicate early signs of colorectal cancer. Users collect a stool sample at home and send it to a lab for testing and results are returned within five business days. The test is approved by China's National Medical Products Administration. 

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