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About 200,000 LabCorp patients may have had their credit card or bank information improperly accessed by the breach, which also hit 11.9 million Quest patients.

The company logged total Q1 revenues of $14.8 million, above its previous guidance of a revenue range of $13.4 million to $14.1 million.

While the impact on participants' bottom lines remains to be seen, some lab company leaders said they expect to see other payors explore similar plans.

Organizations including Quest, J&J, Medecision, and the ACCP have formed the Get the Medications Right (GTMRx) Institute to promote PGx testing.

Key test growth drivers in the quarter included tuberculosis, Cardio IQ, drug monitoring, and hemapathology blood cancer testing, "all of which showed revenue growth" in Q1.

The spread of POC testing technology along with changes in state regulations and pharmacist education are driving an increase in pharmacist-administered testing.

A study of 10 commercial labs offering NIPT in the US found that none followed all recommendations for reporting results and informing patients and providers.

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