NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Opko Health has acquired Prost-Data, a Nashville, Tenn.-based CLIA laboratory doing business under the name OURLab.

Opko said that the acquisition would provide it with a commercial platform to support the US commercial launch of its 4Kscore protein biomarker prostate cancer test. The 4kscore test employs two protein biomarkers in the kallikrein family along with prostate-specific antigen for early detection of prostate cancer.

The lab has 18 phlebotomy sites throughout the US and a national sales force calling on urologists.

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