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Genomic Testing Cooperative's Hematologic Neoplasms, Solid Tumor Tests Receive NY State Approval, Medicare Coverage

NEW YORK – Genomic Testing Cooperative announced on Wednesday that the New York State Clinical Evaluation Program has approved its next-generation sequencing profiling tests for hematologic neoplasms and solid tumors.

The approved tests are the GTC Hematology Profile for 177 genes; GTC Hematology Fusion/Expression for 1,408 genes; GTC Hematology PLUS for 177 DNA and 1,408 RNA; GTC Liquid Biopsy, Hematology Profile for 177 genes; GTC Solid Tumor Profile for 434 genes; GTC Solid Tumor Profile Fusion/Expression for 1,408 genes; and GTC Solid Tumor PLUS for 434 DNA and 1,408 RNA.

The tests are also covered by Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto GBA, Irvine, California-based GTC said in a statement, adding they are designed to comprehensively evaluate "clinically relevant molecular abnormalities and biomarkers." The tests can be performed on small samples, including needle aspiration samples, and rely on artificial intelligence to analyze sequencing runs, curate data, and interpret results.