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GeneNews Rolls Out Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening

July 22, 2008

GeneNews has launched ColonSentry, a molecular test for colorectal cancer screening.

The test requires a blood sample to measure the mRNA expression of seven specific genes at the molecular level. This provides an assessment of a patient’s current risk for colon cancer, GeneNews said.

The product is the first in a series of blood-based molecular tests from the company’s Sentinel Principle technology.