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Customer site shutdowns, particularly in the last several weeks of the quarter, negatively impacted sales by about 3 percent, the firm said.

The funds will be used to support the molecular diagnostics company's growth strategy and for general corporate purposes, MDxHealth said.

The company said that despite the uptick, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected orders for its Cologuard colorectal cancer screening test.

The company said that contact between its sales reps and clinicians began to decline in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting mainly SelectMDx volumes.

The firm recently published a study describing three assays for prostate cancer and reporting their sensitivity and specificity in case-control cohort.

Myriad has partnered with Japanese firm SRL, a subsidiary of Miraca Group, to commercialize its BRACAnalysis Diagnostic System in Japan.

The group now states that men with unfavorable intermediate-risk or high-risk disease can consider testing with Myriad's Prolaris or GenomeDx's Decipher.

The reimbursement contract provides about 9 million additional men access to the urine-based, genomic EPI test, Bio-Techne said.

If the results are validated, investigators believe the method could help diagnose patients without the need for a needle biopsy and with fewer false positives.

The Medicare Administrative Contractor is aligning its coverage decision with Palmetto GBA's final decision and it will go into effect May 4.

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