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The Paige Prostate solution and Insight viewer are vendor-neutral and allow pathologists to view whole digitized slides from different sites and scanners.

The company said revenues declined primarily as a result of adjustments in accounts receivable, payor mix, and the timing of test kit collections.

Medicare contractor Novitas has been considering a limited local coverage determination for the test, which calculates PSA values and determines whether a patient may need a prostate biopsy. 

The number of technologies to be assessed is vast, and ranges from liquid biopsies and molecular imaging to immunohistochemistry and RNA-seq.

The company said it anticipates that more than 60 million Medicare beneficiaries will be covered for the ExoDx Prostate IntelliScore (EPI) test on Dec. 1.

The PCR-based test analyzes mitochondrial DNA to detect prostate cancer in advance of biopsy, independent of prostate-specific antigen levels and age.

The decision, which enables Medicare reimbursement, is effective for tests administered on or after Dec. 1.

Of the 29 companies in the index, 16 firms' share prices retreated while the other 13 saw their stock prices rise month over month.

Called the "Ccheck Prostate Cancer Confirmation" test, Anixa's assay integrates flow cytometry and machine learning to identify evidence of cancer in a person's bloodstream.

The study will evaluate how Prolaris impacts prostate cancer treatment decisions, and how those decisions impact costs within UK's National Health Service.

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