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Interpace Diagnostics Thyroid Assays Covered by Independence Blue Cross

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Interpace Diagnostics said today that Independence Blue Cross has agreed to cover Interpace's thyroid tests, ThyGeNext and ThyraMir, for patients with thyroid cancer.

Independence covers about 2.5 million individuals in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

According to Interpace, ThyGenX and ThyraMir combination testing for thyroid cancer can help determine whether initial indeterminate thyroid nodules biopsies are malignant or benign compared to standard clinical practice.

"We are pleased that Independence has established a medical policy and criteria for our molecular thyroid tests, and that these Independence members and their physicians now have cost-effective access to our services," Interpace CEO Jack Stover said in a statement.

In April, Interpace received approval to launch its thyroid tests in New York.