Australian diagnostics firm HealthLinx said that preliminary data from a Korean Food and Drug Administration study of its ovarian cancer diagnostic OvPlex showed that the test offers an advantage over use of CA125 alone – currently the standard biomarker test used in ovarian cancer diagnosis.

The analysis used a new diagnostic algorithm developed using data from an ongoing 1,150-patient multinational trial for OvPlex. The results suggest that OvPlex holds an advantage over CA125 alone, particularly in reducing false positives, the company said.

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