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The companies will work with labs to improve payors' understanding of the costs of performing PD-L1 testing and the value it provides to patient care.
Several analysts said that the decision by UHC, the largest private payor in the US, will especially benefit Natera.
The company's AlloSure Kidney test received coverage, along with its AlloSure Heart test when used with the firm's AlloMap test.
Novitas added multiple leukemia biomarkers to its coverage determination, as well as the ThyGeNEXT molecular panel.
The tests are covered when the patient has a personal history of melanoma and the test has demonstrated clinical and analytical validity.
The UK has given emergency authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Associated Press reports.
A US advisory committee says healthcare workers and nursing home residents should be prioritized to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Financial Times.
The Wall Street Journal reports North Korean hackers have targeted half a dozen companies developing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.
In Cell this week: long-term SARS-CoV-2 shedding, examination of the effects of a coronavirus spike protein mutation, and more.