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The test, which searches for fragments of DNA 200 basepairs or longer that are characteristic of diseased mucosa, may eventually compete with diagnostics like Exact Sciences' Cologuard.

The 360Dx Index was up 12 percent last month as shares of Accelerate Diagnostics, Veracyte, and Exact Sciences each improved more than 40 percent month over month.

Abbott CEO Miles White is bullish on the firm's Alinity systems, while Quest and LabCorp see acquisitions as the likely result of further PAMA-related cuts.

The company said it completed approximately 292,000 Cologuard tests during the fourth quarter.

Test volume for the firm's Cologuard colorectal cancer screening test rose 49 percent year over year during the quarter.

Biomatrica's sample collection tubes ensure quality preservation of circulating tumor DNA and cells, promoting high-quality liquid biopsy results, Exact said.

CareDx and Invitae each had massive share-price gains last month. Exact Sciences, GenMark, and Natera also saw sizeable increases in their stock prices.

Pfizer will join Exact's sales reps to increase adoption of the colorectal cancer test; Wall Street reacted by sending Exact's shares up sharply.

The company said volumes for its Cologuard colon cancer screening test rose 59 percent to 215,000 during the quarter.

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