Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Groups Voice Concerns about Two Proposed Genetic Test Registries

Separate genetic and molecular test registries proposed by the National Institutes of Health and by Palmetto GBA draw detailed public comments from medical lab groups Registries for genetic tests and molecular diagnostic assays don’t seem to be going over well with clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Two different genetic test registries are drawing criticisms from pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals. One molecular test registry was proposed last year by the National...

How Local Laboratories Can Make Money from Molecular Diagnostics

With each new advance in molecular diagnostics, local laboratories and pathology group practices find it easier to set up and offer molecular assays to their own clientele. That’s because newer generations of instruments automate steps and make it feasible to support this testing with a relatively small volume of specimens. Challenges still remain, however. Payer coverage and reimbursement for many molecular assays remain inconsistent and unpredictable. In some cases, laboratories need...
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