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The diagnostic will now be a contracted service with Anthem Blue Cross of California and 10 of its affiliated health plans.

The companies will commercialize Predigraft, a data analysis tool that provides early predictions of risk for allograft rejection and transplant loss.

The acquisition of OTTR Complete Transplant Management will enable CareDx to integrate the EMRs of patients at transplant centers with longitudinal patient surveillance data.

The company filed its first suit against Natera in March, claiming the firm's kidney transplant test infringes patents underlying CareDx's AlloSure test.

In a retrospective analysis, UK researchers found that long-read sequencing of HLA genes in stem cell transplantation donors and recipients led to better outcomes.

The Medicare contractor said in its draft guidance it would provide limited coverage for the cell-free DNA assay, which should be used as a supplemental test.

CareDx claims that Natera is infringing on two of its patents related to non-invasive monitoring of organ transplant rejection through cell-free DNA analysis.

The company said its testing services revenues for the quarter rose nearly 120 percent year over year.

The company is currently conducting clinical studies to validate AlloSure's technology — which underlies its kidney transplant test — in lung transplant patients.

The investment bank said the company is strongly positioned as a leader in the transplant diagnostics market with tests that serve an unmet need.

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