Sonic Healthcare to Offer Contextual Genomics NGS Solid Tumor Test | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Australia's Sonic Healthcare said today it has signed an agreement to offer Contextual Genomics' Find-It solid tumor test through its international network of laboratories.

Find-It is a next-generation sequencing-based multiplex assay that screens for 90 mutations across 29 known cancer genes and analyzes eight exons of three genes to help clinicians select the best treatment for a specific patient, recognize acquired drug-resistant mutations, and determine prognostic and diagnostic implications for patient care.

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