By Monica Heger

The Mayo Clinic is developing an 18-gene colon cancer panel for the Illumina Genome Analyzer with the goal of offering a single test that will be able to diagnose different subtypes of hereditary colon cancer.

The test, which the researchers are planning to launch next year, will use Agilent's SureSelect in-solution custom capture technology and will be offered to physicians as a lab-developed test with a turnaround time of between four to six weeks.

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