logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Genzyme, Veracyte Announce U.S. Availability Of Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis

Genzyme, a Sanofi company (SNY), and Veracyte, Inc.,said Monday that the Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis, an innovative approach for improved thyroid nodule diagnosis, is now available to patients across the United States.

The Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis combines expert cytopathology assessment of thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration samples, with the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier, a novel genomic test, used to resolve inconclusive results and thus help patients whose nodules are actually benign avoid unnecessary surgery.

Two independent clinical studies to date have shown that the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier can reclassify patients with indeterminate thyroid FNA results as "benign" with the same degree of accuracy as a benign cytopathology diagnosis.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Drug major Johnson & Johnson Tuesday said it expects higher earnings and sales for its fiscal 2017, which are below market estimates. The company also reported solid fourth-quarter results, with adjusted earnings above market estimates, while sales missed their view, despite a growth. In pre-market activity on the NYSE, Johnson & Johnson shares were losing 1.68 percent. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings per share of $0.86 compared to $0.89, prior year. On average, 24 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $0.89 for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.... German business software maker SAP AG on Tuesday raised its forecast for fiscal 2017 and 2020, after reporting higher profit and revenues in its fourth quarter. For fiscal 2017, SAP now expects non-IFRS operating profit in a range of 6.8 billion euros to 7.0 billion euros at constant currencies, compared to 6.63 billion euros in 2016.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT