Quest Diagnostics said this week that its ColoVantage test has been approved by New York State's Department of Health for testing on samples of patients in the state.

ColoVantage is designed to aid in the detection of colorectal cancer in patients who resist testing by guideline-recommended screening methods. The test detects methylated DNA of the Septin9 gene from a specimen of blood taken from a patient's arm.

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