NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Vermillion said today that CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield has begun covering the company's OVA1 ovarian cancer test.

According to Vermillion, CareFirst is the largest insurer in Maryland, covering 3.4 million people, representing more than 40 percent of the state's population.

With the announcement, Vermillion now has commercial coverage for OVA1 for more than 16 million lives. The company received another positive coverage decision for the test in April from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan.

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