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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services presented a unified front before Congress today, making the case that the FDA needs to play a leading role in evaluating the safety and efficacy of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) and that CMS doesn't have the expertise or resources to take up the task as some in the lab and pathology community have suggested.

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