Dx Focus: Trovagene Offers BRAF V600E Test; Epigenomics, Polymedco to Market CRC Screening Test | GenomeWeb

Trovagene this week announced that its CLIA laboratory is now offering a test for the detection of the BRAF V600E mutations in cell-free DNA in urine.

This is the first urine-based test for cancer mutation monitoring, Trovagene said. The BRAF V600E mutation commonly occurs in melanoma and several other prevalent cancer types.

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