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NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Integrated Diagnostics this week presented results from a second clinical validation study of its Xpresys Lung cancer test.

Published this month in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the study, which looked at 141 blood samples from patients 40 years or older with lung nodules ranging between eight and 30 mm in diameter, found that the test could identify benign lesions in lung cancer patients with a negative predictive value of between 84 percent and 98 percent.

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