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Several commercial NIPT providers in the US said they are planning to participate in the new program.

According to a presentation at the College of American Pathologists' annual meeting, around 62 percent of lab testing errors occur during the preanalytical phase. 

With only one test FDA-approved for primary hrHPV screening, groups express concern about feasibility of moving away from co-testing

Researchers said that laboratories participating in BRAF proficiency testing include most of the required reporting elements "to unambiguously convey molecular results." 

The groups said they hope their recommendations lead to higher-quality sequencing results in the lab and better care for cancer patients in the clinic.

The guidance includes recommendations for extended RAS mutation testing to guide anti-EGFR therapy, as well as updated endorsements for analysis of mismatch repair status.

The recommendations were developed by a working group of the AMP Clinical Practice Committee that included representatives from ACMG, ASCO, and CAP.

Eleven new recommendations were issued to address appropriate HER2 testing and clinical guidance in individuals with advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma.