June 25, 2008

LabCorp Introduces New Cancer Diagnostic Test

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has announced the availability of OvaSure, an ovarian cancer screening test to assess the presence of early stage ovarian cancer in high-risk women.

According to Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), in a recent study of high risk and average risk subjects, this blood test, using six biomarkers and research conducted at Yale University School of Medicine, was shown to discriminate between disease-free women and ovarian cancer patients (stage I-IV) with high specificity (99.4%) and sensitivity (95.3%).

Additional studies performed at Yale University School of Medicine demonstrate comparable findings, the company said.

Myla Lai-Goldman, executive vice president and chief medical officer of LabCorp, said: "OvaSure is a significant addition to LabCorp's family of proteomic tests, and a major component of LabCorp's strategy to bring the latest in diagnostic technology to women's healthcare."