NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rosetta Genomics said today that the New York State Department of Health has given the company's miRview lung assay final approval for marketing in the state.

As a result, the company can offer the microRNA-based test for the differentiation of the four main subtypes of lung cancer in all 50 states. New York had given the test, launched in July 2011, conditional approval in June.

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