Opko Health said this week that is has begun a multi-center clinical validation study to support the launch of its 4Kscore protein biomarker prostate cancer test.

The company has begun enrolling patients at the first of 13 US-based clinical sites with the goal of enrolling more than 1,200 subjects over the next few months and plans to launch the test in the first quarter of 2014, David Okrongly, president of Opko Diagnostics, said in a statement.

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